Verse 10: “The bloodthirsty hate the blameless, but the upright seek his well-being.”
It’s okay if you like me, it’s okay if you don’t. We get very concerned about whether we are liked or not. We seem to want everyone to like us. We are approval needy and the more approval we get, the "happier" we are. It is said that you can’t make everybody like you all the time. Even though we know this is true, it doesn’t stop us from trying anyway. We shouldn’t try to make everybody like us all the time. It’s not that we don’t want to; it’s just that we can’t (if we are going to do any good). Politicians strive to make everyone like them. The more people like them, the more votes they will get. Because of their attempts to push only views and concerns that everyone agrees with; they will not address any of the controversial and yet critical issues. If you convince everyone to like you, you will not accomplish anything for the Kingdom of God. As a matter of fact, if some people like you, you should be concerned. Today’s “gold nugget” says, “The bloodthirsty hate the blameless, but the upright seek his well-being.”
Standing for truth in today's culture will cause many to hate you. Too many of us are spiritually crippled because we will not take a stand on issues that offend. We should stand against, sexual immorality (both heterosexual and homosexual), abortion, vulgarity, lying, stealing, drunkenness and all sorts of indulgences of the flesh that harm others and disregard God. Many of those issues are avoided by today’s Christian. If we can’t stand up for those things because we need to be approved by everyone, we are crippled Christians and need to be healed so we can walk with Him.
Lord help us to be more concerned with pleasing you, than staying neutral and pleasing everyone. We want to be healthy Christians that walk in obedience, not crippled Christians who can’t even stand. Amen
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