Never give in
On October 29, 1941, a year after one of
the darkest hours of World War II for
Great Britain, Prime Minister Winston
Churchill addressed his alma mater
Here emerged one of the most famous
quotes (which oft has been misquoted):
"Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never,
never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty-never
give in, except to convictions of honor and good
sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the
apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
This quote will hopefully embolden you, encourage
you, strengthen you as it did to Brits and their allies
as they fought one of the gravest evils to darken the
steps of mankind. We have a similar fight ahead.
We are repeatedly instructed by God's
word to overcome evil with good.
There is so much evil in our society and
around the world.
Much of what we read, see and hear seems to be surreal
in that it is glorifying the evil and calling the good evil. My
wife and I were watching a television program the other
night and just the advertisements coming on the screen
were so dark. They depict crime, murder, horror, death,
destruction, sex, homosexuality, infidelity, rebellion,
covetousness, and worse. We remarked to each other
almost at the same time how dark prime time television
has become. Much of these things are glorified through
some sort of twisted sense of justice or even humor.
There is a moral war that is being
conducted against that which is good.
It has its roots in Satan. But Satan has no power unless
people give him legal entry--which much of society has.
We need to guard our hearts. We need to protect our
families. We need to stand in the gap as examples and
not yield to this 21st Century brand of morality. When
these examples of evil come before us, we should point
them out. Use them to educate others about discernment
and right thinking. We need to be proactive with ourselves
to ensure that our minds, are focused on the good thoughts
of God. We need to be leaders for what is right and good
in our families and with our friends.
We must be willing to stand.
We must not give in.
Psalm 94:16-17 "Who will rise up for me
against the evildoers? or who will stand
up for me against the workers of iniquity? Unless the Lord had been my help, my
soul had almost dwelt in silence."
Let us be silent no more.
Let us be louder than those who usurp
the will of the people and are drunk on
their own power.
Ephesians 6:12-13 "For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against
spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore
take unto you the whole armor of God,
that you may be able to withstand in the
evil day, and having done all, to stand."
Never give in.