When the going gets tough, do we cower and crumble, or rise up and find our strength in Christ.
Well, that’s a great question, but also a very challenging one. Christians are being influenced by the world to fall in line with their way of doing things. Once we give in to the little things, it becomes so much easier to follow their lead when it comes to bigger issues. And all of it is being done under the banner of “Being Accepting!” There is a fine line between being accepting, and being obedient to who God has called us to be.
God is a God of Grace, and He calls us to love others and be accepting of everyone. But God is also a Holy God, and we seem to conveniently forget that part. He calls us to be holy, as He is holy. That means we need to stand up for what is good and righteous. It means that we need to speak out against the lack of morals in the world, even if it may offend. Loving our neighbour doesn’t mean we need to cower and bow down to their Godless ideas and values simply because we think it’s how we show love.
In fact, it’s because of love that we need to stand up for what is right. Daniel respected King Nebuchadnezzar, but he never followed his decrees. It offended the king, but Daniel was more focused on not offending his God. Even when things got “a little” uncomfortable for Daniel, he refused to cower. As Christians, we need to stand up for what is right, in a world that is moving left, even if it means “the lion’s den!” Jesus was willing to stand for the Truth by hanging on the Cross. Are we willing to show our gratitude to Him by doing the same?
We’ve got to stand with courage on God’s Word, and we’ve got to take our stand without compromise.