I’m not willing to sway on some of my understandings of God’s love just so I get a place on the platform.
Reference: “And Uriah the priest did just as King Ahaz had ordered.” 2 Kings 16:16 NIV
Explore: I’ve recently been asked to speak at a number of different occasions. I’m always interested to hear how someone has heard of me and what topic they consider me worthy to speak on.
While I don’t always get into deep theology I do have to be open about some of my beliefs. I’m not willing to sway on some of my understandings of God’s love just so I get a place on the platform.
I really enjoy communicating with people on varying levels and so it’s hard for me not to squash my beliefs just so that I get more opportunities. I have to believe that the chances I have to speak I can do so freely and praying that God will use me for His glory.
Application: When Ahaz became King in 2 Kings he made some significant changes. Some of these changes he required his priest Uriah to make.
Clearly Uriah feared for his life, so he made the changes that were commanded of him. But I wonder what he really thought about Ahaz’s choices. By doing them he condoned them, but deep down what did he think?
We are often put in positions where we are asked to act or speak in a certain way. To be a follower of God who lives with integrity we need to be able to act in accordance to what God would have us do.
God’s plan and purpose are not always crystal clear but the more we read the Bible the more we can hear of what God desires in His people.
Prayer: Lord, give us Your wisdom so we may make Godly decisions in our lives. Amen.
When have you been asked to speak up for what you believe?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.