Stop Being a Mugwump!

Last Sunday I preached about making a choice from Joshua 24.  As I've been reading and watching the news this week I've determined that Christians need to stop being "mugwumps" and get off the fence.  A "mugwump" according to Teddy Rooseveldt is a bird with its mug on one side of the fence and its wump on the other.  This week our president, and the media have celebrated a fading athlete for publically acknowledging and bragging about his sin.  At the same time our defence department has announced that military personnel who actively promote their faith are subject to court martial.  In case you haven't noticed Christians, we are under overt attack.  No longer is it just isolated events, it has become an everyday practice to denegrate Christianity and Christians.
So here is what I'm proposing.

  • Make sure that you are walking with the Lord through obedience to His Word.
  • Spend time daily reading God's Word and praying for His kingdom to come and His will to be done.
  • Make yourself available to God to facilitate the coming of His Kingdom.
  • Speak up about your faith.  If you don't, noone else will.
  • Make sure that your "walk" and your attitude are the same as Jesus' (Phil. 2:5-11)
Let's stop being "mugwumps" and get off the fence...and make sure you get off on the right side.  As Joshua put it, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."


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