Thomas Sowell, the brilliant economist and thinker, said, “If you want to help others, tell them the truth. If you want to help yourself, tell them what they want to hear.” This has great relevance in our walk as Christ-followers. If we want to help others, we will tell them the truth of Jesus. When someone slanders the Bible, we won’t sit idly by. We will stand and speak the truth.
Of course, this will put a target on our backs in today’s culture. So, if we’re afraid of that and we just want to get along, we’ll stay silent. We might even agree with the crowd because we will be more concerned with helping ourselves rather than others. May this never be true of us.