AND PERSECUTE YOU (MATT.5:11)
Lord help me be like David as I look to you, heal my soul
(v.11) Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake
revile : to use abusive language
persecute:to harass with ill treatment.to annoy
cross reference: If ye be reproached for the name of Christ happy are ye for the Spirit of Glory and of God resteth upon you, on their part he is evil spoken of but on your part he is glorified (1peter:4:14)
cross reference: having a good conscience that whereas they speak evil of you as evildoers do, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ (1peter:3:16)
persecution can run deep but if we do all that we know to do our accusers will be made to be ashamed, for like the saying goes, actions speak louder than words, we do not need to worry about deafening ourselves for we are known by the fruits we bare
Psalms 41-42 gives a wonderful example of persecution, restoration & healing for David
cross reference: yea mine own familiar friend in whom I trusted which did eat of my bread hath lifted his heel against me (Ps 41:9)
David is hurt that his friend could do such a thing in verse 5 he begins to have a conversation with his soul and says why are thou cast down o my soul? for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance
Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness sake for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven
friends will come & go throughout our lives, we are not to lose your savor for we are the salt of the world & a light in the darkness
in all the confusion & hurt that David went through from his friends, he made up his mind to keep his eyes on the Lord & he began to cry out
LORD HEAL MY SOUL!!!
living a Godly life, humbling ourselves before God,delighting in God with our praise, feasting on the word will feed the soul & when the soul gets fed the soul begins to heal & we can begin to dance like David did
like David our soul can be healed, have you been persecuted? look up & cry out
LORD HEAL MY SOUL!!!!
LET HIM RESTORE YOUR SOUL TODAY!