We’ve probably all heard it said that we may be the only Jesus some will ever see and the only Bible some will ever read…So, I guess that makes us living Bibles. Hebrews 4:12 tells us that the Bible itself is, “alive and working” (ERV). When we portray the love, kindness, morality and standards the Bible sets forth, we are that city that is set on a hill and is unable to hide or be hidden as the Word describes us.
Targets, we become in the contemporary culture of moral relativism. In fact, I was watching Caryl Ayala from Texas Mass Resistance, online tonight who relayed that a pastor would not speak to his congregation about the sexualizing agenda being promulgated in the public school system because he chooses, “love over truth.” My dear friends and those who do not call me friend, lying is not loving.
I’ve left jobs because I would not “get with the program”. I don’t want to use the world’s definition of love as I watch folks blithely slip into a bitter eternity. In my industry and more and more across all sectors of society, all types of sins are called choices, rights, beautiful and so on.
The reality is that Satan is attacking the family, as Caryl astutely asserted; because it is a reflection of the kingdom of God and His Gospel spoken of in the Bible. If he can annihilate the understanding of the need and eradicate the desire for the basic building block of society, he has accomplished a tremendous feat. When pastors, political figures, teachers and joe citizens are afraid of standing in the gap and proclaiming truth, he has reason to cheer as more and more are blinded and there is a need to enlarge the very borders of hell itself. (Yes, hell is a real place of eternal separation from God, not just a poorly named city in California.)
This is not hate speech. We are truly seeing everyday in our society, a Scripture that growing up and even through my 20s I could not imagine how it could possibly come to pass: Isaiah 5:20-21, “Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” (KJV)
Please understand, I work in a culture that promotes all types of sexuality and other choices contrary to God’s plan and desire for us, which are born out of His omniscience and perfect love. That does not mean that I am shouting in peoples faces or that I always comment to the contrary. We must be lead of the Holy Ghost as to time, place and when we are to speak up, what words He would have us use. Sometimes silence is golden and shows much love. I just hope that we are lead of the Spirit and don’t cower to get more backsides in the seats on Sundays or compromise when it is time to boldly declare truth.
God bless you with peace, wisdom, discernment, courage, boldness and meekness today! We need it all!