Make up Your Mind NOT to prepare your defense....
We all want to plan our defense. We think about how we shall answer the rude person, the guy at work that is always on our back, or the sarcastic come back to possible comments.
This is not Gods way to handle things. But in one case it is even more important and I want to say even more important for our days ahead.
Luk 21:12-19 "But before all these things take place, people will arrest you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name's sake.
It will give you an opportunity to testify.
So purpose in your hearts not to prepare your defense ahead of time,
because I will give you the ability to speak, along with wisdom, that none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute.
You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death.
You will be hated continuously by everyone because of my name.
And yet not a hair on your head will be lost.
By your endurance you will protect your lives."