You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14 (NLT)
Everywhere we look we can see that the world is growing darker by the moment. Society has never been completely stagnant but things that were not only unacceptable but unthinkable fifty years ago are now being embraced as "normal and right" and the voices that dare to say otherwise are attacked under the guise of being "intolerant". I've never understood why if you agree with the opinions of everyone around you, that means you are "tolerant" whereas if you dare to have a difference of opinion, you are not.
Merriam-Webster defines the word tolerance as:
the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.
Doesn't it work both ways? It appears that it does not, unless you agree with me. Hmm... isn't that a double-standard?
The voices that dare to speak out against evil, the voices that dare to declare the Gospel and our need for repentance are being shouted down and attempts are even being made to silence them one way or another.
Brothers and Sisters, we must not become discouraged or overwhelmed by the intensity of the darkness. We must let our light shine even brighter and be a candle in the night. We must remember that the Light is stronger than the Darkness and what's more, it has overcome it.
Scripture quotations taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.