And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.” (Genesis 32:28)On this holiday of celebrating Rev. (Dr.) King's life and remembering he was killed almost 50 years ago (I vividly remember even though I was only 8), I am so encouraged by the words from Genesis 32 above. Dr. King struggled with God for sure in doing what was Godly over what was popular. He struggled against the injustices of man. He was not only hurt several times as Jacob was, but eventually he gave his life not just for the "cause" but I believe for the Gospel!
This modern-day martyr is to be honored for sure. He is to be remembered. He is also to be imitated in our society today. I and my family are eternally indebted to him and the many who sacrificially gave during the Civil Rights struggles and still give even to this day. However, we must be careful whom we side with and where our allegiance lies today. Not all movements are Godly. Not all causes are lining up with Scripture.
We as a Body of believers must not judge by the color of one's skin but by the content of character . . . are we united under the blood of Christ? Are our hearts set upon God's will or getting even. Vengeance still belongs to the Lord. Love still overcomes hate. Prayer, with Godly action, still changes things!
Honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. King today. Honor THE KING always!