By Michael V. Wilson
When all men speak well of you, something is wrong. Jesus told us this Himself in Luke 6:26, which we'll get to in a minute, but when all men speak well of you it means you're kowtowing to political correctness, media popularity, and the applause of the mob; it also means you're turning your back on Almighty God. It means you're not standing for anything, because if you did, some men and women (perhaps many) would be screaming hatred and anger at you. Although that experience can be personally unpleasant, if what you're doing is based on the Bible it's confirmation you're doing something right.
The Republican Party is a perfect example. They started as an abolitionist offshoot of the Whig Party, trying to get rid of slavery based on Biblical verses such as these:
For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe.
The rich and the poor have this in common, The Lord is the maker of them all.
And the second, like it, is this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” There is no other commandment greater than these.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
. . . where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.
But since those heady days of yore, the Republican Party has fallen into disrepute and decline, abandoning their high Biblical principles for the base love of their enemies who secretly laugh at them behind their backs. RINO's – Republican In Name Only – are well named, and have unfortunately becomes the mainstay of that once great party. They no longer care for God's Word or Biblical principles or morality; only for the adulation of unrepentant sinners.
Now, let's take a look at our key verse, Luke 6:26,
Woe to you when all men speak well of you, For so did their fathers to the false prophets.
This is in the Beatitudes, where Jesus, after finishing all the “Blessed are you . . .” parts, then turns His attention to saying, “Woe to you . . .” by ripping into the rich, those who are full and laugh, and those who are well spoken of. Notice the second line in particular, how their fathers spoke well of the false prophets.
A false prophet of course is one who lies about having a word from God. He hasn't heard anything from God, but for his own profit, for his own benefit, or to curry favor with the rich and powerful, pretends he has and says whatever he thinks will do him the most good. Then people, having had their itching ears scratched (2nd Timothy 4:3), applaud the false prophet and speak well of him to others.
Today our false prophets are the media and the Left, who lift themselves up on a pedestal proclaiming they have the new morality and anyone who opposes them are the sinners, the racists, the bigots and outcasts deserving of the worst punishment they can devise.
So, when all men speak well of you, it should be a warning sign, a flashing red light that something is dreadfully, terribly wrong. It's not a sign they're doing something wrong (although of course they are) but rather it's a sign that YOU are doing something wrong. Not wrong as in you're doing something “bad” or “evil”, but wrong as in, “you're not doing it the right way.”
It was only a few verses earlier that Jesus said in Luke 6:22,
Blessed are you when men hate you,
And when they exclude you,
And revile you, and cast out your name as evil,
For the Son of Man’s sake.
If you're standing up for the Kingdom of God, for the Name of Jesus, you'll never – ever – find yourself in a position where all men are speaking well of you. Blessed are you then because it means you're doing something right!