They Had a Tough Job

  None have had it so tough as God's Old Testament prophets. Called of God, they had a duty to perform. That required condemning sin, encouraging the sinner, warning the wicked, pleading for righteousness, commending the good, and all the while knowing they would be hated, despised, rejected, persecuted and few would even pay attention to what they preached. Then they had to witness the fall of the very ones they sought to save.

  But it has been that way since Eden for those who do the will of God in a world that is primarily devoted to self and sin. It is no different now. Because being a Christian is so demanding so many shy away.