(Truth matters to God, and woe doesn’t mean a blessing is on the way.)
When Pilate interviewed our Jesus on that fateful Friday morning, the Lord told him:
I came into to the world to testify to the Truth. Anyone on the side of Truth listens to Me (John 18:37).
Standing with truth, as unpopular and uncomfortable (and upsetting as it may be), is a sign of your allegiance to the Lord or your defection from Him.
If your Lord says no—don’t say yes.
If your God says wrong, don’t say right.
If our Savior says unacceptable, let us dare not say acceptable.
No matter how much pressure the world brings, don’t let them squeeze you into their mold.
It’s been said that everyone has a price—and for some, the desire to fit in, be well-received, and not make waves means more to them than standing for God’s truth.
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him (James 1:12).
Hate the sin.
Love the sinner.