One of my favorite stories and books in the Bible is Esther. As a Jew and as the queen of Persia, Esther found herself in an awkward position when the king agreed to a bad law that would annihilate all Jews in his kingdom.
Many around the world today are likewise proposing and passing harmful laws, laws that breakdown families and attack freedoms. So, what are believers to do?
Let’s see Esther’s example. First, she learned of the fateful law from a dependable source. Then, she used her connections to gain support. After fasting and praying, she took a stand before the king to plead for her people. (Read ‘the end of the story’ in Esther 8-9.)
Like Esther, we first need to find trustworthy resources that keep us abreast of laws being proposed locally and at the state level. Then, we need to educate others. We need to pray about how God wants us to be involved, perhaps fast and pray for our representatives and government officials, give financial support to those who are fighting for justice, encourage others to vote, or work on someone’s campaign.
Obviously, there are numerous ways to be involved and many great organizations doing good work. Here are a few you may want to check out:
- Alliance Defending Freedom ~ defends life, liberty, and family in America and around the world.
- American Center for Law and Justice ~ focuses on constitutional and human rights law worldwide.
- Center for Arizona Policy ~ promotes and defends the foundational values of life, marriage and family, and religious freedom.
- California Family Council ~ advances God’s design for life, family, and liberty.
Like the apostle Paul, I encourage you to “Fight the good fight” (1 Timothy 6:12). “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).
May you be blessed as you take a stand for righteousness!