Daily Christian Living Exhortations Jesus Christ Overcoming Fear
Supporting Chick-fil-A and honoring God
Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas has encouraged faithful Christians across our great nation to support Chick-fil-A and the Cathy Family (owner/founder of the company) as they uphold God's definition for marriage.
As expected, the world is enraged with Christians who are honest and loving enough to stand firm in the faith they profess. Often Christians are called hypocrites because when push comes to shove, we don't stand firm in what we claim to believe. Like many, peer pressure cripples our personal convictions and sadly makes us deny the words of the Christ who died to save our lives.
Ironically, these same people who are persecuting the Cathy family claim they would never want to believe in Christ because we don't always live what we claim to believe. Basically, if we don't stand firm and live holy lives as unto the Lord Jesus the world hates us and ridicules us, labeling us as spineless hypocrites. But if we do stand firm on the precepts of our God and Father, then we're labeled as being hateful and intolerant of everything that's different from us. We are intolerant, but only of all that which is evil.
Loving good and rejecting evil is not hateful...it's good. I think even unbelievers would agree to that. I mean, who would rather be brutally beaten than offered help when in need? We all want good done to us, but we don't always give it. No one desires evil to come upon them, but many give it.
Conclusion: if the founder and owners of Chick-fil-A have always professed their faith in Christ as the foundation for how they run their company, why are so many in an uproar when, against massive pressure, the Cathy family continues to affirm God's definition of all things (in this case, marriage)?
Let's honor and support those who honor God. And let's patiently love those who don't.
"For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you—that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine...Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."
~Romans 1:11-12; Hebrews 10:23-25 (ESV)