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Sunday June 26, 2016.

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Remaining Vertical With God

When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly (1Peter 2:23).

Have you ever been wrongfully accused? Oh, the need to defend and justify becomes so great. "What will people think if they believe these things are true?" we reason. Imagine what Jesus thought as they hurled insults and threats upon Him. The God of the universe had visited planet earth only to be slandered and accused of blasphemy.

Jesus could have done two things in response. He could have used His power to put the people in their place. He could have responded "horizontally." He could have fixed the problem right then. However, He chose to respond in a different way. He chose to "entrust himself to Him who judges justly." It requires great faith to entrust ourselves to God in the midst of personal assault. However, if we can do this, we will discover a level of grace and wisdom that will be birthed from this experience that you never thought possible. You will discover a freedom in God you never knew before. Whenever we suffer for righteousness without seeking to protect our reputation and rights, we are placing our total faith in the One Who can redeem us. This activates God's grace in our lives and enables us to experience God's presence like never before.

Ask God to give you the grace to stay vertical with God. Avoid the temptation of responding horizontally each time some event comes into your life that you want to "fix". Entrust yourself to the One who judges justly. It may be a divine appointment for your growth to another level in grace.

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