The Doorpost: Knowing what to say under fire

by Ray King  ·  Jun 21, 2022

... so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, and you will be dragged before governors and kings for My sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles. 

When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. 

Matthew 10:16b-20 

Today, when followers of Jesus Christ are facing increasing opposition, judgment, punishment, and even death for Jesus’ sake, we should not be surprised. It doesn’t mean we are doing anything wrong. Rather, we need to remember that Jesus told us this would happen. We should be careful in how we respond and remain innocent of wrongdoing. 

What will you do if you face something like that? What will you say when accused? Jesus says not to worry about it. God’s Spirit will speak through you. Just the right words will be given to you. By faith be ready to speak them.