Condoning…a Silent Promotion.
These last few years my family has endured some hardships from extended family whom we thought loved us for nearly fifty years. Aunts, Uncles, and even some very close Cousins turned a blind eye to our situation and still continue to rub salt in the wounds…Cousins didn’t want to be inconvenienced or disrespectful to their parents, even though they knew that what they were doing was wrong. It hurt…still deeply hurts to know that their silence and hunger for money could divide a family so quickly and cause such deep wounds. I have to be honest…it doesn’t take much to become bitter about it all even to this day.
For many years a condoning of wrong action by several has become an evil cancer among many within our society. How did this happen? Maybe we weren’t the ones actually getting our hands dirty in the action, but our silence relayed the message of approval in many ways.
We can look at this from several different angles: whether it be racism, family matters, or even more importantly the lack of sharing God’s word with a lost and dying world all that’s all around us. What message is our silence and condoning sending when the evil is evident? Can’t you hear the cries of those around you as their lives are telling you they need help? What action is God asking and commanding you to take? As followers of Christ we know what is right. We know what to do. We know what stance to take. We have the answers. We have the solution, the vaccination…let’s not be a silent people. Our world needs Jesus, now we just have to be bold enough to share Him with them!!!
Practicing His Presence,
Romans 1:32 (NKJV) who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.
“But fairly or not, when every nearly other team* releases a statement, the Knicks’ silence becomes seen as a stance in itself.” https://nba.nbcsports.com/2020/04/05/jalen-rose-in-touch-with-chris-webber-to-end-well-publicized-feud/
Jalen Rose once said that, “silence equals violence.” Jalen and Jacoby Show
Natasha Cloud stated that, “your silence is a knee on my neck.” https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/natasha-cloud-your-silence-is-a-knee-on-my-neck-george-floyd
Stephen a smith...“if you're silent you're compliant”...ESPN https://www.espn.com/watch/player/_/id/29252035/bucketId/3434
Dr. Harry Edwards stated that, “Silence is evil's greatest and most enduring ally.” https://twitter.com/drharryedwards/status/1009227303535009793
Grant Hill, “You are promoting and condoning…when you don’t shine a light on it.” https://twitter.com/realgranthill33/status/1269054926543564806
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Nate Smith is a college baseball and football coach, a husband, a father of 6 girls, grandpa to 3 granddaughters, a police chaplain, a pastor, and has a passion to see men grow in Christ.
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