"Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes." Ephesians 6:11 (NIV)
"Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place." Ephesians 6:13-14 (NIV)
This past Sunday, our youth pastor spoke on taking a stand. Actually that topic has been on my mind for a couple months.
It seems lately that we are inundated by the views of Hollywood and the slant of secular newscasts. It's becoming more and more evident that we live in an era of an immoral society. I keep asking myself as a Christian, "At what point do we make a stand for our beliefs?" Do we continue to stick our heads in the sand like an ostrich, or do we speak up and say, "This is wrong."
I feel we are getting closer and closer to the day where we need to make a stand about right vs.wrong. While many may contradict or scorn us, as Christians, we have God's Word. We need to make sure that when we do speak out, it's in line with God and His truths.
How is God asking you to make a stand? What will it take for you to step out in faith and follow His promptings?