Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Coronet of Thorn
If we were more like Christ, we should be more hated by His enemies. It were a sad dishonor to a child of God to be the world’s favorite. It is a very ill omen to hear a wicked world clap its hands and shout ‘Well done’ to the Christian man. He may begin to look to his character, and wonder whether he has not been doing wrong, when the unrighteous give him their approbation. Let us be true to our Master, and have no friendship with a blind and base world which scorns and rejects Him. Far be it from us to seek a crown of honor where our Lord found a coronet of thorn.
John 15:8 ... If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
John 17:14 ... I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Matthew 10:25 ... It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
Luke 21:17 ... And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.❤