- How do you decide what is right and what is wrong?
- Have you ever felt right to eventually find out that you were wrong?
- What do you use as your benchmark for doing the right thing?
It will be terrible to get to heaven to find out that all we thought was right was actually wrong and not in line with God’s overall plan!
How do you know you are doing the right thing?
It is so easy to assume that we are righteous because we go to church, and that every decision we make is correct because it makes sense. Are we still confident when God’s answers and ways do not seem to make sense? In Matthew 1 verses 19 – 21, we see an example where God uses a virgin to bring His Son into the world. In my opinion, Joseph’s reaction was mild compared to what most of us would have done. Thank God for the intervention of the Holy Spirit:
“Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
When the Bible points out that His ways are not our ways, it reinforces the fact that God is sovereign and He decides what is right and wrong. David was a murderer – yet God declared that he was a man after His heart. Tamar was a prostitute – yet she was part of the Jesus’ genealogy. Job was presumably righteous but lost all his wealth and children, only to be restored later as a result of God’s mercy.
We need to ask ourselves how we would have reacted in the scenarios above, and we can safely conclude that God’s ultimate wisdom is required to do the right thing!
Points to Ponder:
- There is only one Truth.
- That Truth is in Christ
- It’s the only truth that totally sets you free
©Insight for the Day 2017