Thursday, July 16th
The teacher asked her young student, “Why are you talking during my lesson?” The student replied, “Why are you teaching during my conversation?”
When I read this I thought, oh my goodness, someone has talked with some of my previous teachers. One of the grades I struggled with the most was always the conduct grade. It started from kindergarten and has followed me the rest of my life; talking. My high school guidance counselor told me once, “You have certainly been blessed with the gift of gab.” Sometimes I wonder if at times it might be more of a curse than a blessing. Ha! Ha!
Conduct used as a noun is defined as; the manner in which a person behaves. Considering the news over the past couple of months, I think most of us would agree that is a loaded definition.
We have witnessed destruction of property, the attempted destruction of our nation’s history, innocent
children murdered and on and on the list goes. In short, we have witnessed conduct that is out of control. We watch this and talk about how horrible and shameful it is.
Yet, as professing born-again believers, we have traded our faith for fear, sitting silent, stepping lightly
making sure not to offend. The sad truth is, both behaviors are wrong. In a time where the world needs to hear truth, the church has fallen silent.
I am personally burdened by this because there is coming a day when we will be held accountable for our conduct. Sitting idly by, censoring truth and remaining silent shouldn’t even be options for the born-again believer. While we are asleep at the wheel, millions are lost and dying without Christ.
I want to challenge you to join me in praying to have a burden for lost souls, for courage to speak up, speak out and stand for the principles in God’s Word.
We are rapidly seeing our freedoms as Americans and as Christians challenged and threatened. We cannot afford to keep looking the other way. We must be about the Father’s business for our redemption draweth nigh.
“But when you see these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, for your
redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:28
Until next week don’t forget to smile!