“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles. When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
by: Steve Osborn.
Are you ever called on to defend your faith? Many of us live in cultures where “Christianity” is readily accepted and will not be questioned as long as we do not rock the boat too much—in other words, as long as we mind our own business and let them believe what they want. However, that kind of living does not show much love for our neighbors. If we are truly concerned about their eternal destiny, we must live out what we believe in ways that cause others to answer questions. Jesus promised that when we do that, the Holy Spirit will give us wisdom in defending our faith.