The meeting began just as any other meeting with some small talk at the onset and then it was into the business at hand. As the discussion commenced and the ideas flowed there was a point made as to the ownership of a certain item within a system. This is when it happened, someone said; “You don’t want to make Satan mad.”
Once that statement was made there were giggles and additional statements about Lucifer with more giggles, laughter and a general acceptance of the name being used in the room made for business; secular and usually politically correct.
To say that whether this blogger was offended is actually irrelevant. What is relevant is what would have happened if the name of Jesus Christ had been used; what then?
Actually I have seen it before in other meetings years past where the name of Jesus Christ has come up, but usually it was saved for cursing and not for edification. I have heard the name used in a positive conversation, but it was soon stopped when other members to the meeting showed up because of either secular laws or policies.
Concerning the most recent meeting mentioned earlier I am quite certain that the name of Jesus would have not received the same attention that Satan’s did and this is what I find ironic. Jesus died for every human being before during and after; what did Satan give – nothing. I would also guess that almost everyone in that room calls themselves “Christian” and should know better if they do.
Additionally, when we as Christians find ourselves in these situations we must choose love and patience before we act. Our cutoff should come when the name of God or Jesus Christ is taken in vain; it is then that we should again use love and patience to let it be known that not only do we find it inappropriate, but that God finds it unacceptable. Either way it is a chance to talk to someone about Jesus Christ; use it.
Today, everyday and in every moment we owe Jesus Christ everything, because through Him we are able to connect to God. Jesus Christ should not have a place in our society as “the elephant in the room”, rather He should be the cornerstone of everything we do, whether at work or at home.
Thankfulness and Praise to God Always!!!