WHAT'S A RIGHTEOUS MAN TO DO?

When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding...

Proverbs 28:28(a), NIV

 

I believe most righteous people find themselves confused over the events of the past month. It is bewildering, to say the least, when what seems to be obvious cheating is rewarded. It is especially confusing when those who have been placed in positions of authority for the very purpose of righting such wrongs, instead, uphold the unrighteous act.

 

I liken it to a small town with one policeman. Suppose that policeman is knocked over the head and his gun and badge are stolen. Suppose further that the one who steals the badge and gun then uses them to take over the former policeman's position. Then suppose that the wrongdoer is turned in for his crime, only to be vindicated, and the people who turned him in are told that they must submit to his authority and are now at the mercy of this despot. What, then?

 

This seems to be the very position we find ourselves in, so, again, what are the righteous to do?

 

I'll leave you to mull that over for your own solution, because you are surely going to have to come up with one. I'll try and suggest some ideas of my own, tomorrow, but the fact is that you are going to be held accountable for whatever you do, so it might be a good thing to start thinking about it now.

 

Until then, here is a great truth to be thinking about - it is found in the only book that can really help you now:

 

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.

Proverbs 29:25, NIV