Number 25 sounded prophetical, didn’t it? It sounds like it was meant for the holocaust. Listen again to verses 11 and 12: Save those who are being led away to death. Hold back those who are about to be killed. Don’t say, “But we didn’t know anything about this.” The One who knows what you are thinking sees it. The One who guards your life knows it. He will pay each person back for what he has done.
Friends, I don’t know about you, but I believe that we are quite literally in the last days. And I believe that we will see more crimes against humanity than has ever been committed, including the holocast. These verses from Proverbs make it clear that it is our responsibility to stand in the way when we see things like this happen. Christians are being killed because of their faith in various places around the world, and this is going to spread. We need to be prepared…to take action when possible, and to not renounce our faith when it is demanded of us.
I saw a t-shirt design today that succinctly stated what our attitude must be. It said, “I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees.” We must not bend our knees to those who would demand that we deny Jesus. After all, the worst that they can do to us is kill us. Paul said in 2 Corinthians 5:8 (NIV): “We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.”
So there is no loss if we die, if we know Jesus. We will be with Him.
Just know that when people are suffering and being put to death, if it is in our power, we are responsible to intervene. At the very least, we should be in prayer for the victims of evil people.
Well, it’s not often that my comments are this heavy, but the reality is that our world is in trouble. And it just might be that some of us in the Lifespring! family will be called into this kind of situation. I just felt like I needed to give encouragement for that time.