What SHOULD the righteous do?
Psalm 11 is a very interesting Psalm. It is a chapter where the Psalmist asked the question in verse 3,
When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?
That definitely is a question that we should be asking ourselves in today’s society. When the fundamentals of the home are falling apart? When there are wedges between husbands and wives, parents and children? When the government is accelerating away from our Judeo-Christian principles? When schools are pushing God’ s Word farther and farther away? Even when it seems the church is eroding her principles and compromising the truth. What are we supposed to do as Christians? Should we put barricades at abortion clinics? Sign petitions? Boycott advertisers? The Psalmist asked the question
what can the righteous do?
Here are several suggestions:
Live righteously. Someone once said a hypocrite is a person who complains about sex and violence on his VCR. God would have spared Sodom and Gomorrah for just 10 righteous people. The best way to reinforce the foundations of America is for Christians to act and live like Christians. John 13:34-35 Jesus says,
I give you a new commandment; love each other as I have loved you. All people will know that you are my followers if you love each other.
Build Godly homes. Do we spend quality time with our mate and children? Do we pray together as a family? Do we study God’s Word together as a family? Are we involved in regular church attendance? Are we touching lives through quality projects that help and assist the less fortunate?
Trust that God is in charge. Psalm 11:4 says,
The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord is on His heavenly throne.
No matter how helpless the situation seems, it is not hopeless, God is still on the throne. We put our trust in Him not in the crumbling systems of the world. There is no PANIC in heaven. God is not wringing hands.
I John 2:17 says,
the world and its desires pass away, but the one who does the will of God lives forever.
There is a different between the soldier who just reads and manual and one who joins the army. There is a difference between a travel agent and a tour guide. We must all become prayer warriors, soldiers of our King and prioritize GOD in our lives.
Ephesians 4:1 Paul says,
Therefore, I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to live a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God.
Let us live and act like the Christians we claim to be. How you think is how you will live. What we think about and meditate on drives our actions.
Think and live Jesus!
I am praying for you and your family,