Suffering in Silence

January 09, 2015

From The Kingdom Driven Family Blog:

Ephesians 5:11 tells us to having nothing to do with the deeds of darkness but to reprove and expose them. Thus, it is not a virtuous act to experience an injustice and let it continue without seeking help or assistance. We need to be (and teach our children to be) people who place a high premium on justice. God’s law is an objective one and we should address instances when we have been victims of injustice.

I used to instruct my children that although God’s law is most often expressed in the negative, e.g. “Thou shalt not steal,” it also conveys the idea none should be silent or approving when someone is stealing from them. Of course, in a society that fails to put God’s laws and their penalties into force, it is all too easy to just endure injustice rather than combat it. Infractions against us, in truth, are not primarily against us. When one of God’s laws is broken, the offense is first and foremost against Him. That is why it is the responsibility of the person sinned against to seek remedy and not perpetuate the offense (against himself or others) by keeping silent. Anything less leaves doubt that one wasn’t victimized but acted in cooperation.

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