Character is doing the right thing even when no-one is looking, yet God always sees and eventually the truth will win out. Stay the course and victory is assured.
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Joseph as an ordinary guy. Because he did the right thing, he was used by God to accomplish something extraordinary. We have the same opportunity be used by God.
Christians are to be followers of the Truth. Truth dispels shame and as a result, shame should not be a part of any church culture.
Herod was giving an opportunity to choose to submit to the ultimate authority. Similarly, church leaders must choose who is in control. Some choose well and others badly. The choice has serious consequences.
Scripture is clear that sometimes the righteous will suffer persecution. In this Beatitude Jesus assures us that when this happens we are blessed.