I woke up very grouchy. With a headache. And a backache. And no desire to write an In "Other" Words post. Who cares? All of ten people will read it and those will be the ones whose own posts are more eloquent and well thought out than mine.
It doesn't matter. No one cares. Forget it.
A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s Truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.
The Spirit whispers, "The truth is I care. Are you going to fall for this trick?"
Am I standing for God's Truth if I am silenced? If I miss an opportunity to tell of His power, am I a mute dog? If I opt out of a chance to speak His name, am I a coward?
There's no profound thoughts here today, only a charge. I ask myself, "Who is it you write for? The praise of others or in obedience to God?"
And I ask you, What truth are you trying to ignore today? What personal attack are you shrinking away from like a scared dog? Will you stand up to the devil and believe what is true?
Standing for the truth is not only a public responsibility, but a private one as well. Hold your ground, my friends.
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