Acts 5

Daily Devotional from Acts 5—

Verses 41-42
Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name. And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching that the Christ is Jesus.

Wow. The apostles were beaten—and they rejoiced!

It’s so backwards in our world to find joy when we suffer. It’s human nature to avoid it. But when we follow Christ, we find joy in suffering—especially if it is for the name of Jesus.

In the United States, we may not suffer like other Christians around the world. But we will find ourselves mistreated, dishonored, made fun of, and excluded because of the truth that we witness about. Don’t let that snuff you out—but proclaim all the more what Christ has done for you.

And don’t forget to pray for our brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering for our Jesus.

Annika Sullenger