(Proverbs 24:24 KJV) He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:
What is the standard expressed in “righteous” (6662)? For a time it was a slang word among the cool crowd. They would say, “That’s righteous.” Of course what they meant was that they liked it. Whatever was the target of their praise met with their approval. Unfortunately we have allowed our culture to dictate to us what is right and what is wrong. We have seen this swing taking place in our attitude toward all forms of sexuality. We often target the depravity of homosexuality, but keep in mind that God is just as angry at adultery and fornication. He is just as angry at idolatry. He is even more angry with liars, I think.
Yet we sit by and support people who take positions that are against the clear teaching of the Bible. We may not use the word “righteous” but our votes, dollars and silence say that we think they are on the side of the angels.
They aren’t. Are we?
So? Everything worth talking about should be filtered through God’s ideas of right and wrong. Sure there are areas of gray but not as many as we make out. Sometimes things look gray because we refuse to take our shades off.