Taking a knee is being promoted as a way to support injustice. How should Christians take a knee?
[Steve Myers] "Take a knee" has become the mantra of support for those who are against violence and injustice. Well, when it comes to "take a knee," I think it's so important to recognize the real power in taking a knee. The real power is when we get on our knees and we pray to our almighty God. There are so many admonitions in the Bible that speak to this. As Christians, we have a powerful resource in our savior, Jesus Christ, and God, our Father. And we are admonished over and over again to get down on our knees, to take a knee and pray, pray to God, the one who really has the solutions for man's problems.
In fact, we're told in 1 Timothy 2 that we pray for our leadership. It begins that chapter by saying, "I exhort all supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men." And then we're told, "For Kings and all who are in authority." Are you praying for our leadership? Are you praying for those who are over us in the government? We're admonished in scripture to do that very thing.
And besides that, we pray to our great God that we look to Him. We recognize that our leaders are limited. We have so many challenges in society, and mankind doesn't have the answers. God does. And so, a little later in the same chapter, in verse 8, it says, "I desire, therefore, that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands without wrath and doubting." Men, meaning all mankind, all of us should be praying.
It also goes on and speaks to the fact that we need to be admonishing each other and encouraging each other to do what's right. Yes, we want to stand for justice, we want to stand for righteousness, but we need to kneel as we look to God, who ultimately has the solutions to our problems.
That's BT Daily. We'll see you next time.