Righteous indignation rose in young David when he heard Goliath’s rant. “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?” (1 Sam. 17:26 NIV). To deride God’s people was to mock God. The taunts that moved David to fight caused the rest of Israel’s army to cower in fear.
Every day reports of injustice surface. Whether its conglomerates canceling products because they don’t like the founder’s political views, teachers abusing their influence to manipulate students’ thinking, meetings asking professionals to identify their personal pronouns (aka gender of the day), or new laws channeling millions of American tax dollars to fund abortion, Goliath is shaking his fist at God.
How do we respond? Do we, like Israel’s army, hide in fear? Or do we share David’s stance and face the enemy head on? If the latter, how do we protect ourselves from an unrighteous expression of righteous indignation?Continue Reading