Expect Rejection

A few days later Felix came back with his wife, Drusilla, who was Jewish. Sending for Paul, they listened as he told them about faith in Christ Jesus. As he reasoned with them about righteousness and self-control and the coming day of judgment, Felix became frightened. “Go away for now,” he replied. “When it is more convenient, I’ll call for you again.” He also hoped that Paul would bribe him, so he sent for him quite often and talked with him.

(Acts 24:24-26 NLT)

You can probably relate to Paul. When non-followers of Christ hear you talk about doing the right thing, they don’t like what you’re saying because they know that they will have to make some kind of change, and they’re enjoying their life way too much to do that. When Paul began to talk to Felix about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid. So he sent Paul away and frequently talked to him because he wasn’t willing to give up his sinful way of life. Felix didn’t change and left Paul in prison.

Expect rejection for speaking the truth.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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