Criticized for Doing Good

Read the Bible in a year by reading John 5:1-24 today
Jesus healed a man. Praise God! However, Jesus healed him on the Sabbath. Uh oh. Some people were ready to kill Jesus for this perceived violation of the Sabbath Law, “For this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath” (John 5:16).
Jesus did a good thing. Yet, people criticized Him severely for it. And they were not people of the world, but members of the church, so to speak. If they did that to Him, they will do it to us. Do not be surprised, therefore, when you engage in good works and someone in the church finds fault with it. It happened to Jesus. It will happen to you. Did Jesus throw up His hands and quit? No, He continued until the criticisms got so severe that they killed Him, but look at the good He accomplished. What shall happen to you? Do not quit. Keep going. The effects of your good works are beyond human calculation.

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