Doing Nothing?

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

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

Today, he perhaps is best remembered for his statement, “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 against oppression in India.

This same kind of attitude inspired David to take action when Israel was ridiculed by Goliath. Many were filled with fear and anxiety, 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 don’t need to be concerned. But God wants us to realize that doing nothing is not an option. If the people of God 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.

Instead of being governed by fear, remember that God is with you. His Spirit can give you the words to say (Mark 13:11).

You can’t afford to sit by and “do nothing.” Boldly take a stand for God and His Kingdom. Always be ready to defend and share your faith. Let your light shine!