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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dare To Take A Stand

In an age where anything goes and moral standards are rapidly decaying, Christians should endeavor to take a stand for Holiness. We should stand for Righteousness and be ready to be counted among them that shall reign with Christ. We can stand with Him when our friends are gone, and stand when we’re all alone with the confidence that we’re His own.

“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, 
that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.” (Eph. 6:13)

As I read Ephesians 6:13, I was reminded of an article in the “Our Daily Bread,” of January 2008 about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who when he was confronted by opposition sought Divine direction to determine what he should do.

The article written by Dave Egner stated that in late January 1956, during the tense days of the Montgomery Boycott, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. could not sleep. A threatening phone call had terrified him.

 So he prayed, “I am here taking a stand for what I believe is right. But Lord, I must confess that I’m weak now, I’m faltering. I’m losing my courage. Now, I am afraid, the people are looking to me for leadership, and if I stand before them without courage, they too will falter. I am at the end of my powers… I can’t face it alone.

Dr. King later wrote, “At that moment I experienced the presence of the Divine as I never experienced Him before. It seemed as though I could hear the quiet assurance of an inner voice saying, ‘Stand up for righteousness, stand up for truth; and God will be at your side forever.’ Almost at once my fears began to go. My uncertainty disappeared. I was ready to face anything.”

Dr. Martin Luther King’s mission was to see people of all ethnicity FREE of injury caused by racism and prejudice. He said, "I have a dream that one day people will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." So, you stand!

If we face opposition when we’re trying to do what’s right, we too must cry out to the Lord for help. He alone is our rock of refuge and fortress of defense (Psa. 31:2). He is our reliable source of strength and protection.

“A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken” (Eccl.4:12). Let us dare to take a stand.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sharon Delfosse-Bogie
Love your thought. Bro Webber

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