BEWARE WHEN ALL MEN SPEAK WELL OF YOU by steve finnell
If all men are speaking well of you, a self examination might be in order. You might find room for improvement.
Luke 6:26 Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their father used to treat the false prophets in the same way.
Jesus was speaking to His disciples. The disciples passed the woe test. All the apostles except John were executed or murdered for preaching the truth. All men did not speak well of them.
Mark 3:22 The scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, "He is possessed by Beelzebul," and He casts out demons by the ruler of demons."
Jesus passed His own woe test. All men did not speak well of Him.
Acts 7:1-59....59 They went on stoning Stephen as he called on the Lord and said, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!"
Stephen passed the woe test with flying colors. Stephen could have just as easily been a "Seeker Friendly Preacher," however, he chose to preach the truth and it cost him his life. All men did not speak well of him.
Secular society, as well as many religious people, will not speak well of men who preach and teach the truth.
BEWARE WHEN ALL MEN SPEAK WELL OF YOU.
(All Scripture quotes from:NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)