Stoned For The Wrong Reason

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Lots of people get “stoned” these days, but not for the right reasons.  Some are trying to escape life, others are so plagued by problems and a sense of worthlessness that it is the only means of feeling good.  Getting stoned is such a waste of precious time and it devalues who you are as a human being made in the image of God.   If you knew how much God loves you and how precious you are in His sight – you wouldn’t even feel the need to get stoned in order to escape. 

Did you know that the Apostle Paul got stoned?  Not for the reasons you might consider, but because he was bold enough to tell people the truth about Jesus Christ.  Some people accept that truth and others blatantly reject it.  In Acts 14:19 it says, “…they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead.  But when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up…”

Paul went on to continue to proclaim Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life to everyone who would listen.  Why?  Because Paul clearly understood that for people’s deepest needs – Jesus was the answer.  He still is today and He will be for you if you let Him. 

Feel like getting stoned to escape the pain?  Why not get on your knees and cry out to God and trust, trust, trust Him to meet you right where you are and to lift you up out of the mire and muck of your life.  

God’s promise is for you.  “Seek me with all your heart and you will find me, when you seek me with all your heart, because I will be found by you.”

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