You know, the scriptures show us Jesus being associated with criminals. They arrested Him, caused Him incredible pain, and killed Him. They were no longer interested in His words. It seems a lot like our generation today, where people have pushed God and are pushing God out of our schools, out of our government.
In our day, Jesus and the gospel have become offensive. So the question is, how do we preach the gospel when our nation is turning so hostile towards Christians? Well, the answer is simple. We follow Jesus’s example and do just what He did.
He had the power to destroy everyone while He was on the cross. But what came out of His mouth while they were mocking Him, causing Him incredible pain, and putting Him to death was, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” So the answer is simple. We have to walk in forgiveness and begin to pray for our enemies.
It’s time to pray.