God Sent Jesus (4)

The past few days, we have learned that God sent Jesus to bless us, to save us and to be our high priest. Today we will learn something that may surprise you. God sent Jesus to earth to cause trouble!

One time Jesus was teaching a group of people. Many of these people wanted Jesus to set up an earthly kingdom and bring peace to the Jews. But in Matthew 10:34, Jesus said something different. “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace. I came to bring trouble.”

How can following Jesus cause trouble for Christians? Sometimes when people follow Jesus, their families mock them or make trouble for them. Maybe you have lost your job or your friends because you are a Christian. Think about our world today. Many Christians are being persecuted or killed because they follow Jesus. God has never promised that our lives will be easy. But He has promised to always be with us.

No matter what happens today, keep following Jesus. People may tease you, hurt you or take away your possessions. But don’t give up. Stay close to Jesus and His Word.