“¶They hate him who reproves in the gate, And they abhor him who speaks with integrity….Therefore at such a time the one with insight keeps silent, for it is an evil time…… Hate evil, love good, And set justice at the gate! Perhaps Yahweh God of hosts May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph……. “But let justice roll down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” Amos 5:10, 13, 15, 24 LSB https://bible.com/bible/3345/amo.5.13-24.LSB
It is time for the people of God to stand with their God. The Lord God is not impressed by our church attendance but requires us to glorify Him in the public sector where all can see Him and praise His Name. The failure to keep Jesus lifted up so that He can draw all men to Himself by the people of God in the marketplace has resulted in our society turning away from God in ever-increasing measures. This must end, and it ends when the people of God return to their God to glorify their God in the marketplace—honoring God before men will come at a price from men. They will abhor the truth-teller who live lives of disdain before God. They will malign and seek to destroy him who loves God and insists upon living in obedience to Him. God will destroy those who malign His Name, who end their lives as they live in unrepentant rebellion against the ways of God as described in the word of God. The man of God must seek to please His God by doing the will of God before men regardless of the cost men impose upon him. God expects righteousness to be done by His people in the marketplace. God rewards those who do His will unashamedly before those who are too proud to follow Him. Eternal life, eternal reward, is given to those who faithfully serve the One True God in the world without regard for self-preservation.