Do you ride the line?
If you find yourself in the grey area, do you tend to compromise for the sake of the herd or self-preservation?
These are tough questions for us, aren’t they? But I further question this: should we even be asking ourselves these things if we are believers of Jesus Christ? He straight up tells us: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” John 14:15 ESV
We are living through very trying times regardless on whatever end of the spectrum we stand on. The biggest thing we need to focus on is literal Biblical truth over our feelings, church stances, and political jargon. In our daily living in the new normal, how much are we relying on God’s Word over interpretation from the masses?
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
I was chatting with a friend about our trying times. We agree that opinions are flying all over the place and that there’s no consistency in Christian thought. We can scratch our heads all day wondering why this is the case, but didn’t God speak to this very thing? Didn’t He warn us of a separation in the church as well as in families and society? Are we truly surprised at any of this?
Jesus said to seek Him first, but we seek the thoughts of man and push God to the wayside unless we want something from Him. I can agree that people’s thoughts are important and we need to come together and work through this life as a community, but why do we place our witness on the back burner just for people’s feelings?
In 1 Kings, Elijah spoke of man worshiping God and worshiping Baal, a false satanic idol. It seems that we are those people who ride the fence and change our actions based on the popular thought or which way the herd decides to run:
1 Kings 18:21
And Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” And the people did not answer him a word.
Some may say that our cultural climate isn’t about religious liberties or a time to rise up in our witness. Some say we must follow the church leaders and what political policies say. We may follow the law, but speaking up for the truth in God’s Word far out weighs man’s theory.
Our voices can still be heard from home, or in front of an abortion center, or as we volunteer with community outreaches. We do not have to compromise who we are suppose to be in the Lord just because fear has tried to tether us to our homes.We do not have to compromise who we are suppose to be in the Lord just because fear has tried to tether us to our homes. Click To Tweet
It’s time for us to really make a choice. Not a half-commitment, but a knees on the floor, total surrender to the Lord’s way.
May we no longer compromise our faith and the truth of the Lord to the idols of man’s way. Stand strong.