Enough with Neutrality
2 Kings 9:30-33
“And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window. And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace, who slew his master? And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs. And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her under foot.”
The text above is a graphic one, and not for the faint of heart. God raised Jehu up to stop the atrocities that Jezebel was committing on the people of God (and everyone in general). Jehu was not much of a politically correct character. He saw his assignment to stand for God and for what was right.
Now, in our day, our fights are spiritual ones.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”
Our culture would have us just to “go along” to “get along”, but as children of God we must side with the word of God no matter the opinions of people. Preachers have always taught “God loves the sinner but hates the sin”. We have a right and responsibility to tell the truth about sin, because the line of acceptance will always be moved if you accept it. If you accept a level of sin, then the line will be moved, and you must accept more sin.
Sin is the problem. Hate is a sin problem. Racism is a sin problem. Murder is a sin problem. Lust is a sin problem. All the outward actions of an inward moral issue are just fruit, but the root is sin - and the end of sin is death.
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
1 Corinthians 6:9-10
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”
Knowing that sin separates us and humanity from God and from inheriting salvation, we must be more active than ever to pray for, and love, the sinner and hate the sin that separates them from God.
The problem is when we try to be neutral in our position, even when we know it is wrong. Neutrality is a poison. It poisons our influence, our testimony, and any ministry God would have for us.
We cannot be neutral in our lifestyle or our prayer life. We must know His Word. We must stand for what is right. And we must pray like never before.