Free To Stand
“Who will rise up for Me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for Me against evildoers?” Psalm 94:16
There are many things that Christians disagree about. You will find a wide variety of answers and opinions on theological issues, worship style, and church membership, just to name a few. However, there is one thing that all Christians can agree on about God. He hates injustice. God’s deep concern for the poor, oppressed, sick, orphan, and widow are clear in His Word. And His desire and command for His people to stand against injustice is just as clear.
When we look at the injustice in the world today, it can be overwhelming. When we hear the statistics of children dying from curable diseases, the number of people on the planet without clean water, and the number of children who are orphaned, aborted, or trafficked each day it is staggering. The problem is so big, and so complicated…so what can we do?
According to Psalm 94:16, we can stand. God is asking, “Who will rise up and stand for Me against evildoers?” All injustice is the result of sin. It is the work of Satan, the one who comes to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). God is not asking us to cure AIDS, put an end to poverty, or eradicate world hunger. He is asking us to stand for Him against injustice and against those who do evil.
How do we do this in such a vast ocean of suffering? Where do we begin? Begin right where you are. Be faithful to stand for God in every opportunity right where you are. That is a start. Educate yourself on what is going on around you, and in the world at large, so that you can pray, give, and maybe even go. As you begin to stand, God will make it clear to you what you are to do next.
When we choose to take this small step of loving and serving the one God has placed right in front of us, God will expand our hearts and our vision to stand for Him against injustice.
LORD, You have made it clear in Your Word that You hate injustice. Your righteous anger burns against those who exploit the helpless. Give me Your heart, Lord. Help me to stand today, right where I am, in Your Name and for Your glory against evildoers. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.