Jesus cleanses the temple“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”—Edmund Burke.

People sometimes use the term “obstructionist” to refer to a politician who won’t compromise on a particular issue. The term is mostly used negatively of someone who holds an opposing view.

Sometimes it’s good to be an obstructionist. Remember the time when Jesus obstructed—at least temporarily—those who were buying and selling in the temple area? (Matthew 21:12-17). Sometimes it’s a good thing to block certain people from having their way.

Compromising with evil is never the proper course of action. There comes a time when good people have to take a stand.

What types of evil will you help obstruct?

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