Daily Devotional: Is your speech a little “salty”?July 2, 2019 Save Article
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 foot of men. Matthew 5:13
Edmund Burke wrote, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” When it comes to the political scene and government, some believers have dropped out altogether. They have the idea that if you get involved in government, somehow that is the “social gospel.” So they’ve just hunkered down, trying to “hold on till Jesus gets here.” They see the political scene as being dirty and worldly. And some have been intimidated by the great debate between church and state.
We can’t drop out. It’s impossible to think God would have ordained government, then told His people to stay out. Who else does that leave to run things?
Others with misguided zeal have tried to bring in the kingdom of God by political machinations. That cannot be done either. So where do we get the answers? We’re not going to get the answers today from the politician who may have his personal ax to grind or from the ungodly and the humanists who don’t believe the Word of God, or from arrogant philosophers who don’t know the Word of God. The only place we’re going to get the answers, I believe, is from the Word of God.
We need to confess and turn from our wicked ways. We need to speak up and stand up for what is right. Let your speech be seasoned with salt. But stand up, speak up, and come out from under the rock. Stand on The Rock and speak up for the Lord Jesus Christ.