Standing for Jesus
As Christians, we must know and teach Godly doctrine. We must strive to know the Word of God. God’s standard, His Word, should be the basis of our behavior.
Christians often encounter confrontations. Our principles get compromised. We don’t want to offend someone, be obtrusive, or speak what we believe. Having a spirit of compromise becomes obvious when we are in a conversation where we know we should proclaim Christ, but we remain silent. This kind of philosophy and practice of compromise can become a way of life for Christians. Some of us have compromised with the world so often we don’t understand what the compromises are anymore.
Scripture calls us to the opposite of compromise. All through the Bible, God commands us to live apart from the world. He has called us to be separate from the world. We need to remind ourselves that God is an uncompromising God. He never compromises His absolute truths and principles for the purpose of expediency. He always lives according to His Word. Psalm 138:2 says God has exalted His Word above all things. He has made His nature submissive to His Word! And His Word is the basis for Christian’s integrity.
In II Corinthians 6:17,18, God instructs us (His people) that if we truly want to show we belong to Him, we must be seperated (holy) and uncompromising in our lives. Read II Timothy 2:19-23. If we really want to “Stand for Jesus”, we must purge ourselves from dishonorable vessels (false teachers), false standards of living, and turn away from wickedness. We must flee youthful lusts and “foolish and unlearned questions . . . knowing that they breed strifes.” Only then can we be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and fit for the Master’s use.
God calls us to be separate. We must live seperated and uncompromising lives, or else we destroy our service to Him. You want to stand for Jesus? Do not compromise the Lord Jesus, His Word, His Name, or His principles.