Reverend Canon Chike Onuigbo of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Ehimiri, Umuahia, has called on Christian faithful to remain different, unyielding to pressures that come around them in a compromised world.
The cleric who stated this on Sunday in a sermon captioned “Be Resolute, Never Bow”, regretted that compromise has become the order of the day, adding that people have compromised their lifestyle in relation to service of God and in public offices.
Reverend Canon Onuigbo decried that the society especially Nigeria, has become so compromised that diligence no longer pays, stressing that society gives promotion to people who are ready to compromise and glorify mediocrity.
Drawing points from Daniel Chapter 6 verses 10-23, Rev. Canon Onuigbo said society has a lot to learn from Daniel whom people conspired against, but he refused to compromise as he placed total trust in God.
He admonished the congregation to be shining lights and distinguish themselves in a world where it is difficult to differentiate between holy and unholy deeds, reiterating that Daniel remained unyielding even in the face of toughest difficulty.
Rev. Canon Onuigbo charged Christian faithful to protect and defend the name of God wherever they are faced with challenges as Daniel encountered, pointing out that this remains their utmost priority on earth.
The cleric who cited the level of compromise witnessed among the three tiers of Government in Nigeria: Executive, Legislature and Judiciary, charged people that work under these tiers to be upright, aspire to improve their offices more than they met it.
He charged them to eschew bribery, favoritism in the discharge of their duties as these vices, strain their relationship with God just as he identified poverty, fear among others as vices that force people to compromise.