Your Responsibility to God

“The first question which the priest and Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’ “–Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin”–James 4:17.

“Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world”–James 1:27.

“Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference. . . . The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. . . .Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it. . . .Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little”–Edmund Burke.

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you”–Matthew 6:33.

“When evil afflicts those who cannot defend themselves, our courageous intervention is especially essential. . . .Any time we see someone who needs our help, we have found our neighbor (Luke 10:25-37). and you know how Jesus taught us to treat our neighbor (Matthew 22:39)”–Jim Denison.

“Above all, be strong and very courageous to carefully observe the whole instruction My Servant Moses commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right or the left, so that you will have success wherever you go. . . . Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”–Joshua 1:7,9.

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)