Have You Been Silenced by Culture?

Are you being silenced by Increasing opposition to God’s Word? This 1-minute devotion addresses that problem.

Sometimes people representing themselves as Christians speak hatefully, and they give all Christians a bad name. Even though these bad examples are rare, they are sometimes promoted by our culture.

Recently, Sean McDowell was invited by a major news network to speak on a panel about transgenderism. Sean holds the biblical view on this subject. However, when they interviewed him before the show, they told him he was "too compassionate." So they found someone else for the panel. (source)

This kind of hostility and manipulation makes us wonder if we're better off not speaking about God's loving commands. But we can take our cues from Jeremiah and Paul, who also faced hostility:

"The word of the Lord has brought me insult and reproach all day long but if I say, 'I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name,' his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot." ~ Jeremiah, Jeremiah 20:8-9

"Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ." ~ Paul,  Galatians 1:10
May we have the same resolve as Jeremiah and Paul as we face increasing opposition to God's Word. Let's not remain silent!
I also encourage you to read John 6:60-69, a passage where some of Jesus' disciples rejected Him because they didn't like His teaching.

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Are you being silenced by Increasing opposition to God’s Word? This 1-minute devotion addresses that problem.

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  1. Wow,Gail, this is a great scripture. I think the fire is a slow burn sometimes..........I just need to pay attention to when God says, "Let it out."

  2. You're so right, internet is a great tool, but it comes down to making the right choices. i will not back down!

  3. Oh, this is a great post and a wake up call for us. The internet can be a blessing and a big help as we study scripture and other things! Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Jeremiah's words are powerful and I pray that they would be my prayer. Thanks Gail.

  5. I found your site on Pinterest today, and I find it so encouraging and full of solid teaching. I love it. Keep up the great work.