Above all you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their evil desires. 2 Peter 3:3
The wicked one will make fun of your faith, deride your person, sneer at your achievement, taunts the situation and circumstances of your life, ridicule your humility and sensitivity. They asked Jesus to save himself from the cross, they must have sneered at Mary also – holy Sister, you were not afterall holy as you pretend to be, who’s pregnancy is it anyways? Holy Spirit? Ha ha ha! She was almost stoned but for the quick intervention of God sending an angel to Joseph in a dream.
How often do we deride that which we do not know or understand.
Joseph got a dream and received intense hatred from his brothers. His father took it in with a grain of salt. Joseph went through all ills to preserve the seeds of Abraham the friend of God. Abram before he became the father of nations was called out of darkness to walk before God and be blameless. It was unheard of in his generation of idol worshippers? I can go on and on with examples in scriptures of those that God uses to achieve phenomenal exploit.
Friends, the bottom line is that you are going through what you are going through for a purpose. Do you believe this? Are you a child of God? Purchased by the blood of Jesus? Then everything that you go through is predestinated. All your actions and in action, your mistakes, poor choices, great choices, ideals, dreams, aspiration, your totality is preplanned, preordered by the Sovereign Lord to be so. Remember, God works in us to will and to act in order to fulfill his good pleasure concerning us.
Friends, these are the last days, so be encouraged to stand with the Lord. Ignore the cynics, avoid pointless arguments, while working out your salvation with fear and trembling.
Remain faithful, genuine, truthful, loyal, honest, kind and be loving in the face of every stone thrown. You are answerable to Him who counted you worthy to be saved by His precious blood on Calvary’s tree, Jesus Christ our Lord!
Jesus is Lord!