November 13, 2007
Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.”
Being intolerant of sin is one of the most practical ways to really love someone… as Jesus shows us many times in the Scripture.
Now, does that mean that we should be intolerant of sinners? Absolutely not! Christ frequently interacted with the worst “sinners” of His day.
But He didn’t just interact with those who were caught in the grip of sin. He loved them enough to tell them that they were heading down a dead-end road.
But we live in a culture where anyone who stands for truth is seen as intolerant. People are expected to be tolerant of everything and everyone except those who are willing to stand for what is right!
The fact is, what this world needs… what the Church needs… and what your sphere of influence needs is a Christian who will say, “You know, I’m going to take a stand for the truth of God’s Word. I’m going to buck the system of this world and in love, I’m going to call right, right and I’m going to call wrong, wrong.”
You know, it doesn’t take a thousand people to start a revival. It only takes a few! It only takes a few who will be willing to be used by God to start that fire.
So let me ask you… are you willing to be used by God? Are you willing to take a stand for what’s right… even if it comes at great personal cost to you?
God is looking for a few good men and women… a remnant… who are willing to pay the price for Him. It’s my prayer that you will be one of those brave men or women who takes a stand for God’s truth in the face of our godless culture!
Being intolerant of sin is one of the