Doing Nothing?

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Edmund Burke became one of the leading British politicians of the 18th century. Born in 1729 on this day in Dublin, Ireland, he formed many important connections throughout government and business. A member of the British Parliament, he also was an influential writer.

Today, he perhaps is best remembered for stating, “All that is necessary for the forces of evil to prevail is that enough good men do nothing.” When he saw wrongs being committed, he could not “do nothing.” He boldly spoke out, and took action. He opposed the Stamp Act, which helped spark the American Revolution. He also took a strong stand again oppression.

This is the same kind of attitude that inspired David to take action when Israel was besieged by Goliath. Many were afraid and anxious, and no one seemed willing to stand up to this giant. But David had faith in God. He could not do nothing,” and was willing to boldly face Goliath.

Today, many Christians seem unwilling to take a stand against ungodliness and immorality. They may be afraid of failure or satisfied with their comforts. They may feel that they do not need to be concerned. But God wants us to realize that doing nothing is not an option. If God’s people will not take a stand, who will?

Remember. Evil and ungodliness are all around, seeking to destroy the things of God. But there are things you can do to make a difference. Don’t be governed by fear but remember that God is with you. That His Spirit can give you the words to say in any situation (Mark 13:11). Always be ready to defend and share your faith. And let your light shine!

Do not sit by and “do nothing.” Boldly take a stand for God and His Kingdom.