"There is a difference between us. You think the people exist to provide you with position. But you exist to provide them with freedom" (Wallace in Braveheart).
Those Christians who have a public ministry are most in danger of falling into trouble, because they can easily be tempted to listen to the applause and praise of men. If you are a preacher, beware! You must cry out and ask God to help you listen only to his voice, not to the crowds of people who pat you on the back and place you on a pedestal. God s principles are often the opposite of our own. While we hope people will like and accept us, Jesus taught, Woe to you when all men speak well of you...
This cartoon is inspired by three Chinese Christians who's faith sustained them while imprisoned: Brother Yun, Nien Cheng, and Watchman Nee.
"Because of disobedience and disrespect for the Lord, my wife, and my co-workers, I went to prison for a second time. The Lord saw I was exhausted in the ministry, so he graciously allowed me to rest in him behind bars for a while and learn about inner spiritual life" (Brother Yun).