The Practice of Righteousness – Sunday Thought For The Day
Not even close to every Southerner was supportive or Jim Crow and segregation, but many were afraid to stand up and openly combat the evil immediately upon the introduction of same. Thus the practice segregation became an accepted way of life because the so-called good people didn’t speak out for fear that they would be ostracized and/or lose their standing in the community.
It’s no different today with the mandated acceptance of sexual sin and the murder of the unborn. People who know these things are wrong have allowed this evil to become part of the church, because they allowed themselves to be bullied into acceptance. Even worse, they use the excuse that accepting that which God condemns as sin is necessary for them to maintain their business, their employment, and to be accepted by society.
My friends, it doesn’t take the penalty of law or the threat of condemnation to practice righteousness. It takes the penalty of law and/or the threat of public condemnation to ensure that wicked, godless behavior is tolerated and accepted.
The practice of righteousness requires the understanding that to not practice same carries a penalty of death and separation from God. The practice of righteousness requires the God-fearing to publicly condemn evil.
1 Kings 15:11-15 (KJV)
11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, as did David his father.
12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
13 And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here