Nobody likes to be ridiculed in public. Chances are pretty good that you — yes, you! — remember a particularly embarassing moment when people laughed at you for one reason or another. You’re cringing right now just thinking about it.
Take it one step further. Can you think of a time when you were taunted for your faith, whether for simply believing in God at all or for believing in miracles or for believing in the Book of Mormon? Many of you can probably say yes.
Today’s Good Word reminds us that these embarassing moments will occur to God’s people, but we shouldn’t be afraid of these instances or the people who mock us. God is greater than any humiliation we might face. Jesus Christ certainly knows what shame feels like, and our allegience to Him should outweigh the sneers of others.
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