Don’t Lean – Stand by Robert Socha
Where do you lean?
I assume most of my readers, if asked, would say they lean to the right and hold conservative Judeo-Christian values. Some, though, whose virtue signaling values are void and decrepit because they have no foundation except one’s feelings and dependency on others, especially governmental agencies who rob from Peter to pay Paul, would say they lean to the left.
We do ourselves a severe disservice when we lean. Leaning weakens our position and causes our posture to collapse into an unrecognizable form. Additionally, it is anathema to Scripture and should not take root in one’s theological or political positions.
We must stand, therefore, on God’s uncompromising truth that is defined in Scripture. What the Bible calls sin, we call sin. What the Bible says do, we shall do, and when all else fails, we Stand on the Word that is living and active and able to strengthen our resolve so we will not waver.
Too many in the Church today consider the Gospel an avenue toward comfort and success. The idea stems from many generations of increased wealth, luxury, and leisure, the prosperity gospel movement, and an abandonment of Biblical virtue. It has infiltrated the minds and hearts of those who Believe causing an apathetic Body loathe to confront evil and endure public shaming, ridicule, and cancellation because one dares to stand against a hedonistic debauchery that has culminated in the mutilation of our children for the self-righteous pontification of overeducated neanderthals.
Standing on Biblical principles is not going to win friends but should influence people by the Spirit of Holiness infusing the Truth with Power from on high. Remember, Christ said, “You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved” (Matthew 10:22). This problematic text should encourage us to be diligent in our resolve and look not to men’s adoration, but the endurance produced through the testing of our faith.
Why would one be hated because he chooses to be Christ’s disciple? Because sincere faith will put away and quit detestable things. Unfortunately, our narcissistic culture cannot withstand that sort of self-denial. But by the grace of God, it would be impossible to accomplish.
What our culture does not understand is that submission to hedonistic pleasure is a form of slavery, and it still requires sincerity when you look at yourself in the mirror every morning and assess the fruit of your labor. It is true of the politician, the rich and famous, the self-mutilated, and even the common man.
“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58).
“Finally, be strengthened in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Clothe yourselves with the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. For this reason, take up the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand your ground on the evil day, and having done everything, to stand. Stand firm therefore, by fastening the belt of truth around your waist, by putting on the breastplate of righteousness.” (Ephesians 6:10-14).
“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” (2 Corinthians 1:20).
About the Author
Robert Socha, BIO Robert Socha (so-ha), was born in southern California. He served 5 years 3 months active duty in the United States Air Force; honorably. After his service he took an Associate’s Degree in Practical Theology, where, through his studies, developed a deep love of God and Country and sincere appreciation of the value of Liberty. Robert and his beloved wife of 21-plus years are raising 4 beautiful Texan children. They moved to Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2013, to put their children in Hillsdale Academy. Robert is a sales professional. He and his wife consider Michigan a hidden gem, and absolutely love this city and state (current political environment notwithstanding) they’ve adopted.