It isn’t too often that we get to celebrate the 500th anniversary of something, and even less often when anything is worth celebrating 500 years later. No so with the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther igniting the Protestant Reformation by nailing the 95 theses on the Wittenberg Door. Luther was willing to follow a spiritual pilgrimage that took him to a new personal discovery of faith in the grace of God in Christ. He had the discipline to investigate scripture and the plumb the depths of his own heart, mind and conscience. It took courage and fortitude to take a stand for what he knew was right.
It reminds us that Moses was also a man of conscience and courage as he faced Pharaoh and demanded that the Israelites be freed from slavery and oppression. Moses too had his time of spiritual struggle and awakening in the desert and the burning bush. He was willing to answer the call of God and stand for what is right.
It begs the question to each of us: where is God calling us? Where would God have us take a stand for what is right? Where do we need to be men and women of integrity and courage? Today resolve that you will have the courage and integrity to stand for what is right whether in business or church, at home or at school, in your community or around the world. Be willing to take a stand.
Blessings –Dr. TJ
Dr TJ Jenney, PhD
Dr. T. J. Jenney, Ph.D. is a seasoned pastor and leader who has served churches as well as served as a campus minister and chaplain for police and fire departments as well as the Air Force Auxiliary. Dr. Jenney also served as a faculty member at Purdue University, serving as an adjunct professor in Organizational Leadership. His experience includes serving as a president and CEO of non-profit organizations. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Higher Education Administration from Purdue and an M.Div and an S.T.M. from Yale University. He served as a contributing editor of William B. Eerdmans Bible Dictionary (1989) and Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000), as well as written articles for journals.