Thoughts On Taking A Knee

I am not one to go into politics much, but I felt compelled this morning to state my own view, with so many floating around, in a Christian perspective directed towards Christians. I do believe that what the “kneelers” are doing is very disrespectful, mostly towards the men who have fought and died, but also towards the country that God has blessed from its formation. I will also state that it is their right to kneel regardless of how wrong it is or how angry we become. 
At the moment, we live in a fallen world and in an ever crumbling society with a subjective view of morality set within its heart. As Christians it is our duty to proclaim Christ and to be an example for others, and with that said we must also not allow ourselves to become entangled with the affairs of this life.
“No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.”
‭‭II Timothy‬ ‭2:4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

We must come to realize that the devil is behind the schemes wanting to bring division, especially within the church. He uses such things as the kneelers to have us take our eyes off Jesus and set them on the world and its issues. To try and take our focus off the will of God and become distracted by the sinful and hateful nature of man.
At this moment we must let the cry babies kneel and continue in the murky puddles of pride and throwing fits. Let us not scoop to their level and try to get even with worldly views, but rather let us move forward in the grace of God and keep focused on the good Lord and His will for our life. Let us set aside the issues of this life and proclaim Christ to this fallen system. 
“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
‭‭James‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Only the love and spirit of Christ can change someone, so why not spread His name and word throughout the land rather than spreading our ideas of what someone should or should not do. We should also be careful to not set the flag as an idol within our hearts, but rather the word of God. Proclaim Christ, stay focused and watch the enemy fall before you. May God bless you and keep you through the days ahead.
-Michael Thacker

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