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Doing Right In A Wrong World

Philosophy View of Right

• Morally good, justified, or acceptable.

• True or correct as a fact.

• In a satisfactory, sound, or normal state or condition.

Biblical View of Right

And let us not be weary in well doing for in due season we shall reap if we faint not. Galatians 6:9 KJV

Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in. Galatians 6:9 AMP

Philosophy View of Wrong

  • Not correct or True, Incorrect.

  • Unjust, dishonest, or Immoral.

Biblical View of Wrong

So, whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. James 4:17 ESV

If one man does wrong and sins against another, God will intercede (arbitrate) for him; but if a man does wrong to the Lord, who can intercede for him?” But they would not listen to their father, for it was the Lord’s will to put them to death. 1Samuel 2:25 AM

Sometimes in life we tend to look at the small problems when we are facing.

Here we can see that the Israelites were facing the biggest fight in their lives, yet there was a bigger conflict going on behind the scene for the land of Canaan. That conflict was the war between good and evil and God was out to get the best possible army to fight it. He was interested in spiritually powerful people not just military might. For this reason, the officers of Israel gave exemptions from military service for compassionate reasons or on the basis of morale.

And the officers shall speak unto the people, saying, what man is there that hath built a new house, and hath not dedicated it? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man dedicate it.

And what man is he that hath planted a vineyard, and hath not yet eaten of it? let him also go and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man eat of it.

And what man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her? let him go and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man take her.

And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they shall say, what man is there that is fearful and fainthearted? let him go and return unto his house, lest his brethren's heart faint as well as his heart.

And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking unto the people that they shall make captains of the armies to lead the people.

Deuteronomy 20:5-9 KJV

While conquering the Canaanites was important, the Lord was not recruiting the largest possibility army but the best one, any army sold out to him, wholly given to faith in the Lord, whose presence and power would be all it would need against the odds. Those willingly signed up for this conflict needed to have absolute confidence in God’s strength and ability to win any and all wars.

I know that some of us can relate to this article when we were a sinner everything was going smoothly but once we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, we are in battle but if we put our confidence in God, I am sure he will bring us through like the Israelites.

In the New Testament the language of warfare is often used the figurative sense.

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh.

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.

2nd Corinthians 10:3-4 KJV

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.

Ephesians 6:12

This otherworldly war is to be fought with otherworldly weapons. Faith will embolden us to give ourselves fully to God’s cause, knowing, as the Israelites knew, that we are on the winning side. Through Christ’s death and resurrection and our faith in him, we can disarm the principalities and powers of darkness in this world.

And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Colossians 2 :15 KJV

What battle you are facing today?

  • It is the battle to do right in the wrong world.

  • Are you fighting to save your marriage and your family?

  • Are you struggling to influence some hard-hearted young people in your Sunday school class?

  • Are you trying to change crime-riddled neighbourhood, a dishonest workplace, an anti- God college campus?

  • Do the horses and Chariots appear formidable to you?

I would encourage each and every one do not be afraid as you go out to fight today, for the Lord your God is going with you, take hearted. You are on the winning side.

And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them.

For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.

Deuteronomy 20:3-4 KJV


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