There is rarely a week that goes by where I don’t hear how some Christian leader has compromised their faith by falling into sin or agreeing with the world. It saddens me, but it also discredits the Gospel. Are you for the Lord? Will you take a stand for truth? God is looking for such people.
“Now when Moses saw that the people were out of control for Aaron had let them get out of control to be a derision among their enemies then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, “Whoever is for the LORD, come to me!” And all the sons of Levi gathered together to him.”
A Line in the Sand
No sooner had Moses been given the Ten Commandments than the Israelites were breaking them. He went up to Mount Sinai to meet with God and had been gone thirty days, and the people started to demand that Aaron give them a god to worship. Being the weak leader he was, Aaron gave in and fashioned an ugly-looking cow out of the gold they brought. It was a sad day and one that God’s anger burned against the people of Israel. When Moses came down, he drew a line in the and asked who would stand with him. The Levites joined him, and they began to purge the camp.
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
God is drawing another proverbial line in the sand today, asking who will stand with Him. Are you for the Lord, or are you going to pursue your own desires? There are many Christians who want it both ways, and God isn’t having any of it. He is running his threshing fork through the wheat, separating the wheat from the chaff.
Are you for the Lord? Will you take a stand for the truth of His Word and stand against the sin of the world? You can do this in a loving way that doesn’t come off as critical or even judgmental. Start with making your decisions based on Scripture, and then when someone questions you, don’t back down on your beliefs. They may disagree, but that is okay.