“Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under the foot of men.” Matt. 5:13
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional:
I get a lot of flack for strongly stating my faith. I realize that this is because most people are not used to hearing others make a strong statement for anything anymore. Most individuals are so fearful of offending another that many of their good friends have no idea where they stand on any particular issue.
Although this seems like a noble gesture, when you get past the surface, being politically correct can be the most selfish choice one could make. I am sure you are wondering how I can have such a sure stance on this matter.
Political correctness is cleverly disguised as “sensitive”. But in reality, it is insulting to the true you. Don’t you owe it to yourself and the ones you love to live a life that is authentic to whom you really are? When you are not honest, you are actually robbing them of the experience of actually knowing the real you.
Many people are afraid of rattling feathers. Most don’t like the dis-comfort of starting a conversation that might ignite passions or deep thinking; especially when it addresses issues that man has never come up with a satisfactory (politically correct) answer for.
The bottom line is, if you truly believe that Christ died on the cross, and He is the ONLY way, the ONLY truth and the ONLY light, then you know what will happen to those who take any other path. It may not be what others want to hear, but it may be exactly what they need to hear. How is anyone going to end up at the eternal party if nobody bothers to give them directions to it?
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I admit that I have lost my salty savor. I see how politically incorrect it is to say the name of Jesus in public. It seems that any other “wise sage” or prophet is accepted. I have stifled the name of Jesus to save my own face many times in the past.
I know you are the only truth. I know you died to take away the sins of the world. I know, just as there is a certain way to get to my house, that there is only one way to heaven; and that is through your Son, Jesus.
Lord, forgive me for being scared of losing my friends, of risking my reputation or just not being comfortable with being uncomfortable for you. Your Son suffered much for me, and my selfishness is a shame.
I ask that you not only forgive me, but also empower me. I need to be filled with the power of you so I can be a good witness that loves others more than my need to be accepted. In Jesus’ precious name, to make every drop of blood He shed not be wasted, Amen.”
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan