June is referred to as “pride month” in the LGBTQ+ community and this year Burger King in Australia is doubling down efforts in “support” of the movement by offering guests same side buns (read Daily Wire’s full article on it here). How this helps the cause is beyond me, but many Christians are growing tired of the endless agenda of sin and evil in this world.
So what is the correct Christian response to pride month?
In a world marred with confusion, hatred for truth, and oppression of the seekers of good, it’s easy for Christians to become discouraged, outraged, and unsure of what to do in the current state of the world. Many are throwing their hands up and turning their upset feelings into hostility or even worse, ignoring it completely.
Let’s take a look at what Jesus tells us about hard times in John chapter sixteen.
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
I selected this verse because it speaks directly to us as Christians having “tribulations” in the world.
What’s important to note here is the fact Jesus said at the start of the verse that His Words are designed to give us peace.
Do you have peace?
Or are you worried about soaring gas prices, rapid inflation, and the prevailing influences of sin on the culture?
God’s Word isn’t a book to just crack open on Sunday morning. It’s our sword of truth in a world that is full of lies.
Christian Response To Pride Month
So what do we do? We obey the Word of God.
A great starting point to doing this I believe is found in the Lord’s prayer.
When Jesus taught His disciples how to pray, he instructed them to give thanks for their daily bread. This isn’t only a reference to their daily physical food needs, but their daily spiritual food needs. We need to listen to Jesus’ instruction here.
In my experience, the closer I walk with God through prayer and Bible reading, the more I experience what it means to be living by God’s design.
The Scriptures tell us when we go to God we will experience the supernatural peace of God that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:6).
So today, beloved, take your eyes off the wrong you see in the world and set your focus upon your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
For He is your strength, He is your power, He is your peace.
The Christian response to pride month is we keep our eyes and focus upon the Savior of our souls, the One we trust, the One who can and does control all.