One wonders if Christians have become altogether too respectable, too domesticated, too safe.
One wonders at Christians who warn us to speak the truth in love and use that as an excuse not to speak the truth at all. Why? Because we know the truth is a message of rebuke and a call to repentance…. but how can love remain silent?
One wonders, with Spurgeon:
“Yet, surely, there must be some who will fling aside the dastard love of peace, and speak out for our Lord, and for his truth. A craven spirit is upon many, and their tongues are paralyzed. Oh, for an outburst of true faith and holy zeal!”
Where are the old Calebs, the faithful Gideons, the young Davids and Josiahs, the brash Luthers? Would our Mount Carmel be bare of a man of God in the face of an army of Baal worshippers? Would our burning bush go unanswered? Would giants still mock the armies of God? Would altars of compromise still stand in our high places? Would Jericho walls stand defiant before us? Would the Wittenberg Door remain bare?
Lord, be jealous for your Name! Here am I, Lord! Send me!
Will you follow me as I follow Christ, and Christ alone?
Rev Tony Breeden