II Chronicles 29:1- 5, 15 GW Hezekiah began to rule as king when he was 25 years old. He ruled for 29 years in Jerusalem. His mother was Abijah, daughter of Zechariah. He did what the LORD considered right, as his ancestor David had done.
In the first month of his first year as king, he opened the doors of the LORD'S temple and repaired them. He brought the priests and Levites together in the square on the east side of the temple. He said to them, "Listen to me, Levites. Perform the ceremonies to make the temple of the LORD God of your ancestors holy. Remove anything that has been corrupted from the holy place.
...15 These men gathered their relatives and performed the ceremonies to make themselves holy. Then they obeyed the king's order from the LORD'S word and entered the temple to make it clean.
Even good people are often too frightened or timid to stand up against prevailing attitudes or actions, even wrong ones. But they will step forward if one person takes a stand.
In this case the king himself led the way. Priests and Levites cleaned a temple that had been used to dump trash instead of as a Godly worship center.
All that changed with a Godly king. But the principle applies to humans in general. Good people will stand up when someone leads the way.
Do I allow evil because of my fear or am I willing to step forward, even, alone, to stand for God and good? Am I willing to lead and make a difference?
Help me, Jesus, stand up for what is faithful, right and true. Amen.