If you haven’t taken time to read Jared Wilson’s latest blog post, go read it now. He has removed his “50 Shades of Gray” commentary that caused such a stink this week. He also explains why and offers an apology. There is much wisdom and humility in what he has written, and we all have something to learn from it. I know I do, at least.
Jared stood accused of some pretty horrendous things these last few days (as did Doug Wilson)—things that were demonstrably false. I can only imagine how difficult it must have been to watch the false accusations accumulate across the internet. How much more difficult finally to let it all go and to let the Lord sort it all out. This is a great lesson for all of us, one we see modeled in the Lord himself: “While being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously” (1 Pet. 2:23).
I think Jared has acquitted himself honorably through all of this, and yet I agree with his reasons for taking the post down. The apostle Paul says, “So far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men” (Rom. 12:18). I’m thanking God for Jared and for giving us an example of how to do just that. I pray for the grace to do the same when my time comes.