“Then the people of the land began discouraging the people of Y’hudah (Judah), in order to make them afraid to build.
Ezra 4:4 CJB
Here we see that the children of Israel had enemies trying to stop them and discourage them! We have the same situations happening to us today!
“Don’t be amazed, brothers, if the world hates you.”
1 John 3:13 CJB
Understand we can’t expect the world to love us while we are loving the LORD and serving Him! We are not supposed to be part of the world, we are supposed to be set apart (Holy).
“If you belonged to the world, the world would have loved its own. But because you do not belong to the world-on the contrary, I have picked you out of the world-therefore the world hates you.”
John 15:19 CJB
Today, remember, that the LORD has pulled us out of the world to serve Him! So don’t be surprised when we have difficulty in the world!
Have a blessed day knowing you belong to the LORD who loves you!