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The Perils of Living Life in the Middle of the Road

Through The Looking Glass2

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher made a very profound observation…

Standing in the middle-of-the-road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.

Sometimes compromise is inevitable: In business, politics, and life in general, there’s a whole lot of give-and-take. However, there is a huge difference between compromising on a preference, and compromising on a principle. Personal preferences can change over time, but the principles by which we live are what define us. People who attempt to make everyone happy usually find themselves worn down by people on both sides of the argument.

In their attempt to please everyone, eventually they find that they have pleased no one, and have sacrificed their integrity and credibility along the way.

When it comes to sin and righteousness, the Bible is very clear on where we as Christians should stand. If we find that where we are standing does not line up with the truth of God’s Word, rest assured… we are the ones standing in the wrong place.