“Even though He slay me, yet will I trust Him” (Job 13:15).
We hear of it too frequently.
He used to be a pastor. But the people in the churches were so mean–undercutting him, criticizing, backbiting, slandering, and then kicking him out–that it ruined him forever. He vows he’ll never enter a church again.
If this is how God’s churches are, I want nothing to do with any of them.
Makes me wonder if the Lord even cares.
The variations on that sad theme are endless.
But the result, while tragic, is needless: Some of these “wounded warriors” have given up on the Lord and His church.
No one should ever quit Jesus when God’s people mistreat him.
The Lord told us to expect this. The servant is not above his master. The pupil is not above his teacher. If they called the Master a devil, how much more should His disciples expect it. (see Matthew 10)
The Lord was crucified by the religious people, some of whom were convinced they were doing God’s work.
What would knock you out of the game?
So what would it take, we ask the Christian workers in the audience, for you to walk away from the Lord’s work and cause you to turn your back on Him?
How badly would they have to treat you to make you give up on Jesus?