At Bible Study study last night we watched a Bill Hybels DVD. In it the word righteous came up. It stuck with me.
Dictionaries define righteousness as “behavior that is morally justifiable or right.”
The Bible tells us to stand up for what is righteous. Basically, stand up for what is right.
Daily we encounter situations that we can either take a stand or try to fit in. Speak up if someone is being bullied. Step away if a conversation turns to gossip. Give to someone who says they are in need, instead of questioning that need.
Other times it gets harder. Stand up for the innocent who have no voice. Take a stand for Jesus and your faith. Be belittled and hated because of what you believe in. Yet, STAND, even if you are standing alone.
1 Peter 3:14 But
even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are
blessed. AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,