Sunday Devotional: ‘Fear no one’

Psalm 69:17, 4-5, 8-10

Lord, in your great love, answer me.
I am weary with crying out;
my throat is parched.
My eyes fail,
from looking for my God.
More numerous than the hairs of my head
are those who hate me without cause.
Those who would destroy me are mighty,
my enemies without reason….
For your sake I bear insult,
and shame covers my face.
I have become an outcast to my brothers,
a stranger to my children,
Because zeal for your house consumes me,
and the insults of those who blaspheme you fall upon me.

Last year, in 2016, some 90,000 Christians were martyred, making Christians the most persecuted religious group in the world.

Today, with the exception of North Korea (which ranks No. 1), 9 of the 10 most dangerous countries to be a Christian are Muslim. In fact, under severe persecution, Christianity is going extinct in its birthplace, the Middle East. No thanks to Pope Francis, U.S. Catholic bishops have called persecution of Christians in the Middle East nothing less than a genocide.

But it’s not just in North Korea, China, North Africa, and the Middle East that Christians are persecuted. Increasingly, the culture in America is becoming hostile to Christians. See, as examples:

Pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ!

And to Christians who are suffering, and as a reminder to ourselves here in America where the light of Christ dims by the day, remember these words of Christ our Lord:

Matthew 10:26-33

Jesus said to the Twelve:
Fear no one.
Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed,
nor secret that will not be known.
What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light;
what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.
And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul;
rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy
both soul and body in Gehenna.
Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin?
Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge.
Even all the hairs of your head are counted.
So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Everyone who acknowledges me before others
I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.
But whoever denies me before others,
I will deny before my heavenly Father.”

May the strength and courage and peace of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,

~Eowyn

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10 responses to “Sunday Devotional: ‘Fear no one’

  1. I only fear human being’s Indignity and cruelty towards others.

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  2. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

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  3. traildustfotm

    Amen, Dr. Eowyn!

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  4. What a wonderful lesson to strengthen us in our walk here on the Earth. Thank you Dr Eowyn.

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  5. AMEN. And all the people said AMEN!!!

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  6. Awesome devotional Dr. Eowyn!
    “And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul;
    rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.” Matthew 10:28
    so true…..
    I tell my children that the world can take everything from you (including your life), but they cannot take your faith….that is the only thing you have to be willing to give up because the world cannot take that from you. The world tries and tries to convince you to give it up by offering you other things to believe in, covet, worship, idolize. A lot of people fall for those deceptions, but those who are strong in faith know to “trust in the Lord with all your heart” and to suffer with our Christ for His glory.
    “To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.” 1Peter 2:21

    “But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled.” 1Peter 3:14

    My prayers for the martyred brothers and sisters of Christ:
    “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” Romans 8: 16-18

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  7. TY

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  8. When I saw the vid of the air force men taking away that man for mentioning the name of Jesus it came to me that the almighty will let the air force fight without him on their side from now on.

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