“The world needs to see Christians burning, not with self-righteous fury at the sliding morals in our country, but with passion for God.” (Kevin DeYoung)
It is easy to become more upset and vocal about the moral decline of our country than about each individual’s desperate need for a Savior. It cannot be denied that the direction our nation is headed in is nothing short of terrifying, and we should be prayerful and in tune with what is happening. But at the end of the day, what really matters is where each person stands with God, not whether they were allowed to bear arms or homeschool their children. This world is going to burn, but the souls of men will spend eternity in one of two places.
Unbelievers don’t need to see more conservative Christians expending their energy protesting the decisions our authorities are making. They need to see individuals who are living their lives sold-out for Jesus and are bubbling over in their love for Him and His Word. Changing a person’s political views may positively affect the quality of life here in America, but will do absolutely nothing for them on the day of judgement.
Are you quicker to post on Facebook about gun control than about Jesus Christ? Will you jump into a conversation about homosexual marriage before you’ll share the gospel? Do you proudly honor veterans but fail to publicly acknowledge God? Are you willing to offend people over your views of the government, but worried about putting them off by talking about the Lord?
What we think about laws and justice is very important, but, like all of life, needs to flow out of and be secondary to our passion for Jesus and His gospel. The state of our country matters greatly, but it pales when compared with the eternal significance of Christ on the cross.
What primary passion are you burning with? Think about it.