Thursday, September 15, 2011

110915 - Proverbs 25 - resolved: be more resolute when right

S: Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked. (Proverbs 25:26)

O: How true this is! It's not enough to be in the right—you must be resolute in your stance as well. If you are swayed by a wicked but popular opinion, you're no more than a polluted fountain.

A: I have seen some very unpopular, but right, positions adamantly held, and I have seen right positions abandoned through political pressure. The first may not earn friends, even in the end, for even Christians can be most unforgiving when proven wrong. But the second type have the guilt of compromise to live with, or learn from.

P: Lord, if I'm unpopular, let it be for the right reasons and not the wrong ones! Give me discernment to know when I'm in the wrong, but courage to stay the course when I am following your will.

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