I Corinthians 16:13 “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.”
Psalm 37:23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.”
Edmund Burke, the conservative British politician of the 18thCentury and long term Member of Parliament, is often credited with the following: “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Regardless of who said this powerful and thought-provoking quote, it lists two things that are necessary to stop the triumphing of evil:
- We need good men
- We need them to act to counter evil
On this Father’s Day weekend, may we recognize the importance of being good men, acting against evil, cultivating good men, and prompting them to act against evil.
God directs us to watch – to diligently seek out the battles in which we are to engage. He commands us to stand fast in faith – to act in an unwavering way in support of Biblical principles. He orders us to quit like men – to live as Godly men in all ways and in all areas of our lives. He encourages us to be strong.
Burke also reminds us of the following:
“When leaders chose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.”
Our steps are to be ordered by God, not by the dictates of popular society. If we let culture order our steps instead, then we will be of no service to Him nor to our fellow man. We will be flatterers and instruments instead of legislators and guides.
PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIAN MEN TO BE GOOD AND USEFUL. If America is to have a hopeful future, we must be the good men that God intends for us to be and to act for Him against the evil around us. American males – Quit You Like Men!
NOTE: I will be taking the next two weeks off of posting to enjoy a much needed vacation. Please keep praying daily and fervently for our nation and our leaders!