Where Are The Men And Women?

Recently I asked ten different people, “Do you know any Christian business or professional person whose profession of faith and practice in business are congruent with Biblical values?

 

The response? Pallid shock that I would venture such a crass inquiry. Then silence. Finally, a rather whimperish “No.” And a change of subject.

 

SO LET ME ASK YOU: LIVING AS WE DO IN A SOCIETY THAT IS “SLOUCHING TOWARD GOMORRAH”:

 

Where are the men and women today who cannot be bought, bribed or coerced into compromising truth or sacrificing their honor? (Psalm 15:2)

 

Where are the men and women today who are speaking out against our hedonistic indulgences; our exploitation of the less fortunate, and our vulgar materialism? Even at the risk of being ostracized? (Ephesians 5:11)

 

Where are the men and women today who are assuming their Biblical roles as servant-leaders within the home, thus helping to ensure a solid foundation for succeeding generations? (Colossians 3:19, 21; Ephesians 6:4)

 

Where are the men and women today who are outraged at our moral corruption; who are taking a stand in a culture where expressing strong opinions or taking resolute positions are often viewed as piggish (“politically incorrect”); where virtue and nobility are mistaken for weakness? (Matthew 21:12)

 

Where are the men and women today who cannot be intimidated or coerced into conforming to society’s slogging mediocrity? (Philippians 4:8)

 

Where are the men and women today who have determined to live by eternal, rather than by temporal values? People who inspire us to stand taller? People who choose to light the way for a frightened, confused world? People who can still fire within us the desire for greatness? People who know the truth and speak it? People who experience His love and share it? (Romans 13:14)

 

Where are the men and women today who understand that their highest calling in life is to know God their Savior, and who, by the power of their example (and word) are unashamedly making Him known in every arena of their lives. (Philippians 3:10; Colossians 1:28, 29)

 

I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.” (Ezekiel 22:30)

 

So, let me ask you: Do you choose to be that man or woman?

 

 

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