Thursday, July 20, 2017
“Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy” (Proverbs 31:9 NIV).
Have you ever said, “What if . . .?” In this article I have taken some statements about another area of life and switched it around to see what you would think if it described Christians. Not “all” Christians, just a small minority group.
What if the children of Christian couples in that small minority did not have to pay back their college student loans, would you be upset?
What if the children of people who worked for an employer, in that small minority, were also exempt from having to pay back their student loans, would that bother you?
What if members in that minority could retire and be paid their yearly salary for the rest of their lives after working at their job for only four years, would that upset you?
What if members in that minority were exempted from laws that you and all other Americans had to live under, would that bother you?
For example, what if that minority were exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment, would you think that was fair?
What if that minority of Christians were exempt from Healthcare Reform, in all its aspects, but no one else was, would you think they deserved it but not you?
What if that minority could put itself above the law, would you congratulate them?
No, there isn’t a small minority of Christians who have special privileges which are not open to you. Yet, there is a group that exists which have granted themselves those perks which you cannot enjoy! It’s called the U.S. Congress!
We still have the freedom to vote! We still have the freedom to voice our concerns! We still have the freedom to express our belief on what is fair! So, what if. . .?
“There is joy for those who deal justly with others and always do what is right” (Psalm 106:3 NLT).