A prisoner of…

During the reign of King Louis XIV in France, Marie Durand was imprisoned. She remained in prison for 38 years — and died there.

Her crime?

A steadfast faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

All of which begs a few questions:

  • Of whom was Marie Durand really a prisoner? King Louis XIV or King Jesus?

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me HIS prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, which is why I suffer as I do. — 2 Timothy 1:8-12

  • Do you have her kind of faith?
  • Do I?
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About Chip
Chip is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He served more than five years on the staff of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana as Director of Communications and Public Relations, editor of the Indiana Baptist newsjournal, and regular contributor to the Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently earns his living as a writer. He serves his local church as a teacher and deacon and his local Baptist Association as a Seminary Extension instructor and supply preacher.

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