Contend with them #596

Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but such as keep the law contend with them. (Proverbs 28:4, NKJV)

We are witnessing many in our country forsaking the law for criminal activity. Many are showing caustic and even violent disrespect for the police and other law enforcement officers. They praise the wicked, and by their actions and consent, evil spreads. Law-abiding citizens must struggle against those who honor lawlessness; to do otherwise invites more mayhem. The same is true when God’s law is rejected and people “call evil good, and good evil” (Isa. 5:20). When the Scriptures are forsaken for the false hopes of the deceived, those who keep Christ’s law must “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). This struggle is not fought with the armaments of this world, but with the mighty weapon of truth, the “sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Eph. 6:17; 2 Cor. 10:3-5). Be careful not to praise the wicked. Contend for the truth, never forsaking it.