Friday, March 20, 2020
Yesterday we prayed for the wisdom to know when to obey and when to practice civil disobedience. Here are 10 hard situations I think your homeroom could possibly discuss. May I suggest that you keep Jesus’ actions in the forefront of your thoughts today.
- Your parents ask you to clean your room, help do dishes, take out the trash, mow the lawn, shovel the drive, do your homework, and be home by curfew. Obey or disobey?
- A police officer pulls you over and asks you to get out of the car and you don’t know why. What do you do?
- Mr. Boonstra pulls you into his office to ask you if you know who did put the atrocious graffiti on the boys bathroom wall, and you do. It was your best friend. What do you do?
- The State of Indiana wants to change the name of Bible class to Religion class. What do you do?
- Your government is involved in an unjust war and enacts a draft and your number is called. Fight in the unjust war or go to prison?
- Your parents have bribed University officials to allow you to attend a prestigious school you could have never academically earned a spot in even on your best day. Do you go?
- You could assassinate Hitler. You have the means and knowledge to do so, should you?
- Your parents ask you not to date so and so because they are not living a life evident of loving Jesus. Yet, you love that person. What do you do?
- Your school is a drug zone. Illegal drugs are being sold and consumed on school property daily. The police ask if you would be willing to wear a wire to school to help them catch the dealers. Would you do it?
- Your church believes that certain ethnicities are cursed by God going back all the way to the days of Cain and Ham. Therefore your church doesn’t want you to associate with those “races.” What do you do?