Cancel culture is the modern social attitude that controversial speech or behavior must be punished through public shaming, silencing, boycotting, etc. The result is that the offender’s influence, presence, and reputation is “canceled out.”
Whom do you say Jesus is? Is He a good teacher? A nice person? A good example? Or is He the total, end-all, be-all in your life? Is He the risen Savior who has set you free from sin? Is He the King of your heart and the reigning ruler of your life?
Romans 10:9-10, NIV, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. With your heart, you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
In Matthew 27:12-14, Pilate marveled at the calmness and quietness of Jesus in the midst of the storm. Only God can multiply our calmness during the storms. Jesus had selfcontrol. He knew His Father was really in control, and He knew God was using Pilate to bring about His plan. Sometimes the best thing to do is do and say nothing.
Romans 12:19, NKJV, “Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord.”
We are a type of Barabbas. We have all sinned, and the only One who could ever save us is Jesus Christ. Watch out for jealousy. The Chief priests and elders were jealous of Jesus’ popularity. Jealousy is when you have all you ought to have, but you still want what someone else has. Jealousy is birthed out of our lack of trust and faith in God. Doing nothing doesn’t free you from God’s judgment. Doing nothing does not eliminate your sin or free you from your God-called responsibility.
Today’s Challenge: Cancel Culture is happening today in politics, people, and power of which God does not want us to be part. What are some things you can do for Jesus to change the cancel culture movement?