Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy praise your name. Psalm 74:21
Keeping with the theme of the last few devotionals, there’s something to be said about fighting for what is right and good and wholesome. What does that mean?
Preachers have been mildly warning about this for years, but too often Christians have let the culture dictate what they should be doing instead of leading the way. Now that the Church has embraced the culture for so many years, the culture decided to take their morals a few levels lower than many Christians wanted to go.
That line in the sand has been crossed, and many in the church find themselves waking up to see how far they’ve drifted as a culture.
So, rather then cursing the darkness and lashing out against what we perceive as our enemies, it’s best that we shine a candle into that darkness. The Scripture today gives us a clue how to do that: praise. When people us at peace and as people of praise, they have to take a second look. They may not understand it. They may not like it. They may even mock us for it. But they do have to take notice.
We must remember, this world is not our home. The people we discuss these issues with are not our enemies.
For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual [hosts] of wickedness in the heavenly [places]. Ephesians 6:12
So we fight. On our knees. Are you ready to plead with God on your country’s behalf?
In one his sermons before he passed away, the late David Wilkerson said this: “Abraham pleaded with God on behalf the wicked city of Sodom.”
Think about it.