STOP AND THINK – What others think is right, they think is right; and what others call wrong, they call wrong too. (J. C. Ryle, 19th century Anglican bishop)

In listing “Dangers for Young Men,” Ryle included “Fear of Man’s Opinion.” He wrote, “It is terrible to observe the power which the fear of man has over most minds.” Do we ever nod in agreement with someone’s idea, or fail to express a contrary opinion, when we really believe they are wrong? We must speak up against what’s wrong and for what’s right.

Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist (Ephesians 6:14).