When They Kill Christians

If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.

John 15:18 ESV

Never forget, friends. We are in a cosmic battle with eternal stakes.

In this video, a thirteen-year-old girl begs for her father to be released from prison in Iran, where he is on death row for converting to Christianity.

She says, “Don’t kill my dad! Kill me instead…”

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Worthless Thorns and Thistles

For land that has drunk the rain that often falls on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God. But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed, and its end is to be burned.

Hebrews 6:7–8 ESV

God’s people are blessed to be blessings.

We see this throughout Scripture.

  • God blessed Abraham so every nation would be blessed through him (Genesis 22:18).
  • He’s prepared good works for us to walk in, bless others, and show Jesus (Ephesians 2:10).
  • He calls his people to be a light of hope and salvation to all nations (Isaiah 49:6).
  • And today’s verses show that He creates such a rich life in us that we overflow with blessings to others.

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