The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

In the United States today, special tribute is given to the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., perhaps the major influence in the Civil Rights movement of the last century. His life and death certainly illustrate the principle he stated above. It’s easy to stand up for right when there is no conflict; the real test comes when one has to face difficult opposition.

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand (Ephesians 6:13).