“24 He that says unto the wicked, you are righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him: 25 But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them. 26 Every man shall kiss his lips that gives a right answer.” Proverbs 24:24-26
The respecter of persons will tell the wicked they are righteous in order not to offend. The world calls this “political correctness” built upon feelings to determine right and wrong…it is the religion of the world.
Spiritually speaking, in the church it is referred to as “seeker sensitive” as they too condone wickedness in order not to offend. Frankly, one who has respect of persons is for sale themselves. Those who call wicked righteous are in fact sold out to the wicked.
Calling the wicked righteous, whether in the world (political correctness) or spiritually speaking (seeker sensitive), will bring destruction to a nation, as well as Christianity. However, for those who rebuke the wicked for their wickedness and follow the statutes of the Lord, they will be blessed. I remind you of King Cyrus, the heathen king who was charged with the rebuilding of the Temple (2 Chronicles 36:21-23).
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common Salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the Saints.” Jude 1:3
As a Believer, we should always contend for the faith and defend our Christian doctrines. Be careful of calling the wicked righteous in order not to offend the wicked. By doing so, we are aligning ourselves with their wickedness and offending righteousness. In reality, we are believing the wicked to have more power than righteous. Compromising with wickedness, the Lord cannot bless.
“For the Lord knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” Psalms 1:6
-Donna Clark Warren