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A Short Reflection on the Preacher's Point

Any man of God would never care about their popularity but they only care about the truth.  John 15:18-19 and James 4:4 makes it clear nobody can be accepted both by the world and by God.  Either you are of the world or of God.  This world is just something that perishes, it is going to be judged by God and I have no reason to keep sticking to the world that is so ready to pass away any time soon.

Instead, I only have to think of the preacher's point that says it is better to be hated for preaching the truth than to be loved for sugar coating it.  The prophets of God did not live glamorous loves and they took the risk of death.  When I think of how Elijah was in a minority or Jeremiah was an outcast, they still kept doing what they did because they love God and not the world.  They love people enough to tell them the truth because they do not desire people to perish but to come to repentance.  God takes no pleasure in doing His duty of condemning the wicked.

As Paul says in Galatians 4:16, "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?"

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