January 18, 2011

Peaceful Protest

Written by Wisdom Hunters

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- January 18, 2011

“The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes. Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the hearts. To do righteousness and justice is desired by the LORD more than sacrifice.” Proverbs 21:3 (NASB)

There is a reaction associated with conflicting opinions—it can be a peaceful protest or it can become a violent outburst. Mental illness can drive a man mad with murderous intent, but those of sound mind must not be driven by vicious rage. The most productive process in expressing disagreement initiates civil discourse and is redemptive in its motive.

For example, an unjust law denying a fellow countryman citizenship invites an honest debate from advocates who already enjoy these privileges. Furthermore, once established as a citizen in good standing, they have the same equal rights of those who have enjoyed these advantages for generations. Good people stand up for those trampled underfoot.

“Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality” (2 Corinthians 8:13-14).

As followers of Jesus we are wise to not take matters into our own hands, but to leave them in the hands of our Lord. We appeal to a higher power—Almighty God, to intervene in injustice. Like the King who gave Nehemiah everything he requested and more, so the Lord can direct the heart of authorities to change laws and resource righteous causes.

“The king said to me, “What is it you want?” Then I prayed to the God of heaven, and I answered the king, “If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my ancestors are buried so that I can rebuild it” (Nehemiah 2:4-5).

What just cause has Christ laid on your heart to facilitate a faith perspective? Many times people are just waiting for a voice of righteous reason to speak up for the unborn, the disabled, the deserted, the diseased and those facing death. Quiet persistence pays off in a much wiser use of time, than a brilliant flash in the pan that gives up after slim resistance. Productive prayer precedes a peaceful protest, so by grace, stay humbly engaged in both.

“With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith” (2 Thessalonians 1:11).

Related Readings: Isaiah 32:17; Psalm 35:20; Luke 6:29; 1 Timothy 2:2

Where is God leading me to peacefully protest as His prayer agent?

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