Proverbs 3:31-32 (NKJV) -"Do not envy the oppressor, And choose none of his ways; For the perverse person is an abomination to the LORD, But His secret counsel is with the upright."
If a neighbor is a perverse person who scoffs at your faith, the Lord will guide us in letting our light shine and show His love, so that we will influence this neighbor and he or she won't lead us astray. Sometimes it takes a great deal of patience, prayer, and wisdom to rightly relate to people who don't want Christians in the neighborhood, but perhaps that's why God puts us there.
What we Learned on Sunday? Insights, ideas and Inspiration