In today’s world of political correctness and culture of diversity and tolerance people are reluctant or afraid to speak the truth for fear of offending someone or being labeled as racist, bigot, or worse.
But I say that speaking the truth in love is the kindest way to bless your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. Mind you, speak truth to power in love, not judgment. To do anything less is to hide the light of truth under a basket. As Scripture says, “nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:15-16
One good example if this is a young lady named Stephanie whom we applaud for choosing life in the face of adversity. Please watch her video.
We are grateful for Stephanie’s courage for choosing life for Kaiya and for her desire to be a good mother to her children and niece. This is commendable, especially considering the added burden of raising children as a single mother.
In the spirit of love I have to say that although choosing life is a great thing, we must address the underlying issue of so many unplanned pregnancies outside of traditional marriage; and dare I say not just unplanned pregnancies. In striving for holiness we must seek to follow God’s design for humanity with respect to chastity. In God’s love of humanity, He wishes to bless us, not punish us. But in our arrogance, many have turned away from Him and rejected his blessings.
The permissiveness of today’s culture leads many to choose to follow their selfish self-gratifying feelings instead of follow God’s commandments. Our culture of just do it if it feels good has led to the slaughter of over 55 million innocent lives all in the name of “choice.” First by choosing to engage in sexual activities that can lead to pregnancy, and then by choosing to end the life that resulted from that first choice.
I know that nobody is perfect and all (including me) have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. Yet that doesn’t mean that we are not supposed to be striving for the highest bar possible. God set the bar when he instructed Moses on what to say to the congregation of the sons of Israel. God sad to tell them, “You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.” Leviticus 19:2 Trust me, I’m always in need of God’s mercy and grace.
If we are to ever be in God’s good grace, we need to repent of our sins and ask for his forgiveness. Thank God for Jesus!
“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. .” 2 Chronicles 7:14
So we need to pray for mercy; start making more life affirming choices, loving our neighbors as ourselves. Let’s help others to choose life; let’s give people reasons to want to choose to be chaste; we need to teach the benefits of natural biblical marriage; let’s sincerely demonstrate the love of God. And finally, since so many people are bringing everything out of the closet and out in the open, let’s encourage others to be open to the Gospel of Jesus.