Then they said, Come and let us devise plans against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come and let us attack him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.
Obedience brings safety, however, it does not make us immune to hurtful, or even slanderous attacks. True prophets of God were often the subject of persecution, and when we are working for the advancement of the kingdom of God, we join in that same spiritual battle.
Sometimes, you can be attacked for doing the right things. Sometimes, doing the right thing makes you a greater target for the enemy. Today, if you are persecuted for doing right, just remember that you are blessed, and in that, we can celebrate Gods goodness to us. We find a profound principle in the Sermon on the Mount, Matt 5:10, which states that we are blessed when we are persecuted for righteousness sake. What joy to know that we have honored our King, and thus have the honor of participating in His kingdom as servants of the Most High God. People may speak against you, and when they do, stand on Gods principle that clearly declares that you are blessed.
Blessed means to be happy and satisfied, but more importantly, it means to be divinely or supremely favored, (fortunate). I have come to understand the fullness of these scriptures and when I experience any verbal attack, I just say to my Father,-Thank you, Lord, for more of Your divine favor.
Here is an opportunity for personal healing. If you have been verbally attacked, forgive your attacker. God may have allowed Satan to overstep his bounds and attack, just to bring greater favor into your life.
Dear heavenly Father,
I thank you today for the truth of your word that promises more of your divine favor every time I suffer persecution while doing what is right. I thank you, Father, that you look and see, that you are a God of justice and that you are the distributor of your divine favor. I ask you now Father, for the strength to forgive all who have ever attacked me verbally, through gossip, carelessness, or slander. May you be glorified in and through me. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.