Each generation of Christians faces very large issues which they are called by the Lord to face biblically, courageously, graciously. Most people in England though slavery was a necessary, if evil, institution, until William Wilberforce devoted his life to its elimination.
Our generation of Christians has faced ongoing struggles with issues ranging from abortion to using contemporary music in church, from same-sex unions to security in our church gatherings.
As we take biblical stands on these huge issues, let’s never lose sight of the bigger role we each play – the day-to-day decisions which must reflect a biblical view of life. Will I choose to forgive when it would be easier to strike back or hold a grudge? Will I talk to the person who hurt me, instead of talking about them?
On his trip through the United States in the nineteenth century, French historian Alexis de Tocqueville commented, “America is great because America is good, and if she ceases to be good, she will no longer be great.” Those who follow Jesus are a great measure of the salt that helps make America good. Let’s be the salt Jesus calls us to be, especially in our daily lives.