John 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
Psalm 1:1-3 “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
I Corinthians 4:2 “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.”
Upon the nation’s bold declaration of independence, John Adams wisely understood the following:
“You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will triumph in that Day’s Transaction, even although We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.”
Adams signed the Declaration of Independence with open-eyes; he was well aware of the reputational and practical costs associated with support and defense of his homeland and its revolutionary cause. Yet, through all the gloom, he saw rays of ravishing light and glory. The ends of independence were well worth the means of short-term hardship, and future generations would profit from their present challenges. As stewards of their cause, they must be found faithful. After all, their service would bring forth fruit in its season and their posterity would triumph from their transactions.
As Christians in America today, we must enter the cultural fray with open-eyes; we must be well aware of the reputational and practical costs associated with our Christ-centered stand. Yet, through all the gloom, we must see rays of ravishing light and glory. The ends are well worth the means of short-term hardship, and future generations will profit from our present challenges. As stewards of the cause of Christ, we must be found faithful in our prayerfulness, in our passion for righteousness, and in our selfless service. After all, our service will bring forth fruit in its season and our posterity will triumph from our transactions.
PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO BE FAITHFUL STEWARDS IN THE MIDST OF THE CULTURAL CHALLENGES THAT WE FACE TODAY. Through all the gloom, we must keep focused on the rays of ravishing light and glory. Posterity will triumph from our transactions today.