Proverbs 31:8, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed”.
Jeremiah 6:15, “’Are they ashamed of their disgusting actions? Not at all—they don’t even know how to blush! Therefore, they will lie among the slaughtered. They will be brought down when I punish them,’ says the Lord.”
Standing up for what is right isn’t an option within the Christian faith. Our values and integrity are what set us apart in this lost and dying world. Many are blinded by moral relativism. Sadly, they will completely miss their true calling, the life God had in store for them. When one’s morals are on a sliding scale, when they attempt to be inclusive of all beliefs and proclivities, they are excluding God. And without knowing Jesus, they are literally in grave danger.
As Christ followers, what must we do to be the change that we want to see in our nation? We stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves. We protect and provide for those in legitimate need and stand firm in biblical truth. Although we don’t necessarily approve or choose to celebrate certain lifestyles or behaviors we accept everyone. We pray for our nation to return to God. We pray for our leadership. Even if we don’t respect the person we honor the position. And finally, we strive to shine Christ’s light in the darkness. We fish for people, becoming walking, talking, living, breathing billboards for what God has done in our lives. When we do these things, God will give us the trajectory to change the world one life at a time. If we can change a life, we can change a family. If we can change a family, we can change a community. If we can change a community, we can restore our nation and eventually change the world bringing glory to God.
Thank God for His Word and ask Him to point out any duplicity in your life. Pray for Him to speak into your life and for opportunities to share Christ with others.
Read Matthew 5:13-16. What does this say about your duty as a Christ follower? Salt isn’t only a seasoning, it’s a preservative. You are here to preserve biblical truth—how salty are you (in this case you can never be too salty)? And how brightly are you shining the light of Christ before unsaved coworkers, friends, and neighbors?