2 Chronicles 18:12-13 And the messenger that went to call Micaiah spake to him, saying, Behold, the words of the prophets declare good to the king with one assent; let thy word therefore, I pray thee, be like one of theirs, and speak thou good. And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, even what my God saith, that will I speak.
Today the key to working with all the other religions in the world is tolerance. You must try to be tolerant of their beliefs, even if you know that their beliefs are in direct contrast with the Word of God. Various groups practice this sort of tolerance today with the hope that we can somehow all worship together. People will tell you that getting along, for getting along sake would be what Jesus would want, and what He would do. However, according to scripture my friend this is so untrue.
Jesus did not come into Jerusalem’s synagogues and tell all the religious leaders of their day that they were right. In fact, He called them hypocrites and vipers. Jesus did not think, “Well I just won’t say anything and then we will all get along.” No, rather He stated what the Father in Heaven had told Him to say.
The prophet Micaiah was in the very same situation that we find ourselves in often today. People just want us not to say anything, or at a minimum agree with what is wrong for the sake of harmony and ecumenicalism. When God’s Word is clear on a matter, we ought to be bold enough to say with love, “I am sorry, I cannot agree with you, the Word of God says different.”
Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus and be soldiers of the cross. When Jesus became your Lord, God the Father became your God, the Holy Spirit became your leader, and you became an ambassador. We must stand up for the truth. Jesus said, “I Am The Truth.” Pray God will give you the courage and also the compassion to lovingly, stand up for His Word.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
2 Chronicles 18, 19 / Psalm 6 / Proverbs 6 / Matthew 9
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Chron. 24-27 / Acts 8
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director