“‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;
we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.’
For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is justified by all her children.” Luke 7:31-35.
The people of this world will be disappointed if you don’t dance to their tune. And the music can be quite harsh. Jesus was characterized as a glutton, a drunkard, and a friend of the hated tax collections. You may be framed as a racist, bigot, homophobe, white supremacist, or even a nazi. They may want you to kneel, confess, or demonstrate your street cred by turning on your friends. What will you do? Are you going to dance?
Stay on task and stay on message. You may be tempted to dance to a different tune and take sides. But what has God called you to do? Has He called you to reset America? Save the republic? Or advance the kingdom of God?
“Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” (2 Timothy 3:12). Give glory to God, lift up the Son, and obey His commands, and you can be sure you will get it from both sides. But your dance will be praise to the Almighy, not tribute to the devil.