Those who reproach and revile you should not be feared.
Shalom, and happy morning to you. Many of you who are striving daily to keep the laws, statutes, and commandments have suffered the reproach of friends and relatives because of that very dedication. Some of these so-called friends and relatives may even treat you like an enemy given their strong disapproval of your righteous actions. But this is all according to Scripture.
We know that darkness cannot exist with light, nor good with evil. Spiritually speaking, they will always be at odds with each other, and that is why, since the beginning of time, those who have daily strived for righteousness have been hated and reviled by those who embrace wickedness.
This is a pattern that goes all the way back to the Garden, where the devil moved against our pure parents, and it continued to be seen with Cain and Abel, as well as all the generations of men that followed. But Yah has both a word of encouragement and warning concerning this.
7 Listen to me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear not the reproach of man, nor be dismayed at their revilings. 8 For the moth will eat them up like a garment, and the worm will eat them like wool, but my righteousness will be forever, and my salvation to all generations.
—Isaiah 51:7 – 8
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