Parwiz Sapy looked disheveled as he sat behind the anchor desk for Shamshad TV. Both hands were wrapped in bandages. “The attack has ended,” he declared calmly. For the past four hours, his building had been under attack by ISIS terrorists dressed as police officers. Sapy rushed to a small window and punched it out with his bare fists so that he and his coworkers could escape. Afghan security forces arrived and managed to beat back the attackers, and Sapy’s family urged him to come home. He told them he would be home when work was over. Afghanistan, Mexico, Iraq, Yemen–all rank at the top of the list for most murdered journalist, and yet Sapy’s call was to not give up: “My message to all young reporters is to continue doing your job. If they are attacking you, attack back with your journalism.” Terrorists had warned Shamshad of an attack ever since journalists began reporting on Taliban abuses, but Shamshad didn’t stop. “Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still,” Solomon declared. But “whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse” (Prov. 9:9, 8). How do we feel when our sins are pointed out? Sure, it’s always painful to be told we’re wrong. But if Jesus is in our hearts, we will swallow our pride and actually thank the one who points out our sin. After all, “the Lord disciplines those he loves” (Prov. 3:12). May we recognize God’s voice in others.

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