“Are we to give in to you and let you continue in this great evil, breaking faith with our God by marrying foreign women?”
Nehemiah 13:27 CJB
Here we see Nehemiah getting tough with the people on their compromising with the world, really calling out those who are mingling with worldliness! Is he trying to be a killjoy? No! He really is hearing from the LORD and telling the folks that compromising with the world is not acceptable!
“Eliyahu stepped forward before all the people and said, How long are you going to jump back and forth between two positions? If Adonai is God, follow Him; but if it’s Ba’al, follow him! These people answered him not a word.”
1 Kings 18:21 CJB
The same goes for us today! We all need to be careful of compromise, we need to step up for the LORD. Looking at the world around us, we can see all kinds of things that can and do distract us from the LORD! Our duty is to walk uprightly and lead people to a saving knowledge of Jesus and the salvation He gives us!
“In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they may see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:16 CJB
Today, realize, we need to reflect the light of the LORD and salt the world with His word, being careful of not watering it down or dimming His light!
Have a blessed day being salt and light for JESUS!