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What Are We Compromising? Riding the Line in Christian Faith

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?

Matthew 6:33

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.

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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.

20 thoughts on “What Are We Compromising? Riding the Line in Christian Faith

  1. For me uncompromising faith often starts in my own mind and spirit — kinda like the battlefield of the mind. I’m a strong person (with a personality to match, haha) but I also have a diplomatic side. In my walk as a Christian, those two sides have been molded by God. I think I finally reached a state (but an always growing one!) where I’m learning to stand strong in faith and in obedience to God and not cause harm to others or the work He is doing in others. I don’t know that I explained that well, but it is an internal struggle that I had in my younger years.

  2. I’m in a year where I am so focus on God’s will instead of my own, and a lot of it is going outside of my comfort zone to love fully and go all the way. Loving this!

  3. Standing on Biblical truth is exactly what we need to do as we live these trying times. Thank you for your encouragement in this post to keep the faith strong. Seek ye first the kingdom of God, amen! God bless you sister!

  4. There is much to say about standing tall in our faith today. We are the keepers of the Faith and the Gospel message. How we live our lives ought to shine a light unto those caught up in the darkness of the world’s cares. We rise up in our faith when we are kneeling before God and surrendering ourselves over to his will and divine pleasure. Through Him, we are the light of the World. Thank you.

  5. I feel the Lord is speaking about compromise alot. We need to pick who we are going to serve. Very well said.

  6. We are in some trying times and the great thing is this will pass. Trusting in God to get through them is really important!

  7. So true! Now more than ever we need to be looking to God’s word for answers and guidance!

  8. This is one of the boldest articles I’ve seen from you yet, Maryann! I love it! Every single word. Wishy-washy Christians can no longer compromise. We all have to make a stand for truth and continue to preach the Gospel.

    1. Thank you. I am trying to convey a message of hope and truth, and sometimes I just don’t have the right words. I want people to understand the urgency of knowing the Lord and truly following Him.

  9. Such a thought provoking post on compromise. In life we have so many choices and compromise is always at play. I love how you pointed to Biblical truth over feelings! Well written.

  10. Amen to this, Maryann! I wholeheartedly agree that we need to stand firm on the Biblical principles of God’s Word (not our feelings) and lovingly share His truth without compromising. Thank you for this spot on post!

  11. Exactly, we need to stop riding the line or straddling the fence and follow the Lord. Jesus said, if you love me keep my commandments. So, let’s do that.

  12. Shine your light sweet sister! We can keep each other encouraged to stand our ground and together be a greater light than by ourselves. ❤

    1. True words. As believers, we must obey God’s commandments and hold fast our convictions even in trying times

  13. Such brilliant truth for the current chaos that is happening around us right now! Thank you xx

  14. Completely agree with you. God’s Word is our guide. Very well said!

  15. To hear from God for ourselves and to follow Him wholeheartedly – this is a time to be fully committed. Challenging words of truth 😏

  16. Yes! Uncompromising faith! Love your blog, beautiful and refreshing.

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