Lol…when I asked for suggestions in my last post, I was not prepared to have it liked at all, I was expecting comments more than anything else… 🙂 Anyways, moving on.
I am sure many of you have heard of the persecutions happening to the Christians, Yazidis, and other minorities in northern Iraq. The atrocities committed are brutally savage and makes you wonder whether this ISIS militants are even human.
Here are a few news articles that I found with a quick search:
It is times like this that should make us stop and reflect on our own walk with God. In the country that I believe many of you live in, you are able to pull out the Bible, while on the street, and not get a potential death threat. You are able to say out loud and in public that you attend this so and so church and not return home to find your house burned down.
Yet, do we even bother to spend at least a portion each day in opening up that Bible that we own and studying it diligently? While in other places of the world, a person’s head can be lopped off for the crime of owning a Bible.
Do we just go to church for every service and act solely as a benchwarmer? While in other places of the world, families are torn apart and destroyed for the crime of gathering as a body of believers to worship God.
It is very easy for us to get used to having freedoms like this, and I am sure we have all been guilty of taking these freedoms for granted. I have. In fact, if we stopped to think about it, Satan has used the method of infiltration rather than persecution in the countries with religious freedom.
“…for he [Satan] is a liar, and the father of it.” and the devil knows how to use various ways – especially the internet – to distract and sway us in our fellowship with God. The social media is just out there waving their banner in our faces, getting our attentions.
How much better would the world be if we did as this popular saying states: