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God Bless Us with a Rebirth of Moral Courage—Part 1

One of the joys of today is that there is so much good fighting going on. By a good fight I mean an honest struggle between ideas and convictions. Yet there are so few who will fight. We are afflicted with moral laryngitis. We are like the lad who was asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” He replied, “Alive.” That is what we want most. So we play it safe. We have become soft and flabby—physically, morally, and spiritually. We are concerned principally with comfort, ease, and safety. We are afraid to stand up lest we incur the wrath of someone.

I want to emphasize the value of those who resist change.

Historian Will Durant pointed this out by reminding us that out of every 100 new ideas that are advocated, approximately 99% of them aren’t worth anything. In this day the one who is neutral stands for nothing. We need people who stand for honesty, justice, and purity. 

See Part 2 of this devotional.

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