Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Rome defeated itself by losing the desire to be great. Settling instead on promoting lavish lifestyles, focusing on pleasure, conforming instead of reforming, and accepting instead of tolerating. History is repeating itself in these days as we see the same things that defeated Rome have appeared in our society. These are the days when we as Christians need to be bold when sharing our faith before it succumbs to the lure of the enemy.
Lord, help us to be bold when sharing our faith. Help us to clearly convey the hope we have in you.