Biblical moral courage is demonstrated by the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal, and discouragement. We see this today as Christians are ridiculed around the world. Furthermore Christians are often depicted as ignorant and intolerant. Choosing Christ is increasingly unpopular especially among teens. The statistics show that 6 out of 10 teens walk away from their faith after leaving home. Only 5 percent ever return to their faith as adults.
Even though shame entered the world as a result of sin, the Bible depicts salvation as God saving us from shame.
Psalm25.20 Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me! Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
Romans10.11 For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”
Romans1.16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…
God wants us to act rightly in the face of this world.
Romans12.2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
We see many go about their life loved by the world seeking their own reward, while believers go about their life hated by the world seeking to serve God through Jesus knowing that their reward is in Heaven.
Luke6.22 “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! 23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven…
To overcome the conformity of this world is Biblical moral courage.
Published on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 @ 4:24 AM CDT