Daily Devotional – 1/27/17 “Everybody shouldn’t like you!”

I opened the bible app to look for another scripture but Luke 6:26 opened and it wouldn’t leave me alone. It says, “Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.” If I break this thang down, it’s literally saying, “Miserable are you when the good and bad speaks well of you.” Why? Because somebody lying. But get this, it’s not about you personally but it’s about you spiritually. See, if you are carrying yourself right, everybody won’t like you. If you are preaching sound doctrine, everybody ain’t supposed to like you. If you are walking according to the word of God, you are expected to have folk who just don’t like you. Don’t take it personal, that’s the way the anointing does. It cuts, it stings and it makes folk feel uncomfortable around you. Leaving them saying, “It’s just something about him/her I don’t like.” So if everybody speaks well about you, there is a great possibility you aren’t doing something right. Because the word of God isn’t supposed to make you feel all warm and fuzzy, every time but it should give you a strong dose of act right.

You don’t have to believe me but read Proverbs 29:27 that says, “The righteous despise the unjust; the wicked despise the godly.” The wicked shouldn’t like Godly people. Think about it like this. When pest control shows up to spray for bugs, you don’t normally see bugs out in the open. I would think they have a keen awareness to sense danger and wouldn’t risk being sprayed by something that can potentially kill it. So, bugs don’t like them. Now take a wicked person. I would surmise, again, that the wicked has a keen awareness of being in the presence of the anointing and they know if they get close enough, there’s a possibility they may get hit by the Holy Spirit, killing the wickedness on the inside of them. This means, to me, they shouldn’t like the Godly. Oh but if every time you turn around, the wicked is standing toe to toe with you, reaching in to give you a hug, smiling and waving when they see you coming; there’s a huge chance you need to check yourself boo! Everybody shouldn’t like you. And if you seek to gain the approval of every man and woman, you’re seeking attention and reward from the wrong people.


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