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“Curse Meroz,” said the Angel of the Lord … because they did not come to help the Lord. Judges 5:23, NIV

God has strong feelings and even stronger words to say about those who are callous and do nothing. The gentle Jesus who loved the little children, took a whip and drove the money changers out of the temple, because they were taking advantage of the weak and the poor (See John 2: 14). The Bible doesn’t say you shouldn’t be angry, it says, “Be ye angry, and sin not” (Ephesians 4:26). Don’t be resentful! It’s right to feel passionately about a lost generation that’s being destroyed by schools without discipline and homes without parents. When God’s people get angry enough, things will begin to change. But as long as you can tolerate it, you can never change it! You are called to be salt and light. Salt irritates and light reveals. Does that describe you?

When Martin Luther saw Tetzel selling indulgences (the right to sin freely and without consequences) in the church, he rose up in righteous anger, and a reformation started that cleansed the church and changed it forever. Maybe you can’t change history, but how about “brightening the corner where you are?” Listen: “The people of Zebulun risked their very lives” (Judges 5:18, NIV). That’s why God cursed Meroz-because they did nothing! Child of God, get back to your post.

Put on your armor and take up your sword today, for the blessing and protection of the Lord belongs only to those who do. Think about it!