Then Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more. (Genesis 37:5)
Read Genesis 37:1-8
Goodness arouses the bad in those that are bad. A piece of red-hot iron plunged into cold water makes a lively disturbance. A true Christian, living a true, consistent life, lovingly, in the common round of life, will arouse antagonisms.
Jesus’ mere presence in the world stirred up the greatest demon activity on record. The thing is to keep strongly, steadily on being true and pure and gentle, in spite of opposition, and avoid extremes.
“The Bent Knee Time” Samuel D. Gordon