“To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. “ – Pro 21:3 – KJV
Doing the right thing seems an easy enough expression to throw about. It is easy to tell someone that or to tell ourselves the same. However, when it comes to the actual application of this principle in crucial times, that can be a different issue.
When you come to a point in your life or circumstances where you have to make a crucial decision to ‘do the right thing’ or cheat, your level of faith and trust in God will be made clear. Either you will trust God, His Word and do the right thing according to His Will, or you won’t. It is a constant measuring stick that is ever present with us to let us know our heart’s intentions.
Doing the ‘Right Thing’ for the ‘Right Reasons’ should be the goal of every Christian. Admittedly, it takes time to learn God’s Word and grow and mature in character. It takes a deliberate and proactive mindset that is determined to do things God’s way. Sometimes, doing the right thing God’s way, which is always the right way, takes a lot longer. You must inoculate yourself against the desire to cheat, take shortcuts or shortchange someone just to gain an immediate advantage. It takes intestinal fortitude to be determined to do things God’s way despite all the ‘quick fix’ recommendations you may receive from the myriad of well-meaning sources.
“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs and tries the hearts. “- Pro 21:2 AMP
It is also important to note that being sincere does not mean it is ‘right.’ A lot of ‘sincere’ people have done some unbelievably horrific things that were not ‘right’ nor anywhere near God’s way of doing things. We need to make sure that we align what we do with the word of God. We must always seek to align our comings and goings with the leading of the Holy Spirit. Our desire should be to please God in our motives in addition to our behavior.
Doing the right thing requires an ‘Etched-In-Stone’ decision to do only those things that line up with the Spirit of God and the Word of God. This can only be done through a consistent renewing of our minds through the daily study of God’s Word. It requires fellowship with the Holy Ghost and a regular infusion of His Wisdom. There should be an extremely strong distaste for doing anything that does not line up with the Word of God or His Will. Doing the right thing requires a true desire to please God.
In actuality, doing the right thing in all situations is another form of worship as unto the Lord.
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” – Joh 4:24 KJV
Let us be those that worship the Lord in our acts and deeds and not just give lip service at a Saturday or Sunday service. Let us be those who are mindful to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth through the deeds in our everyday lives.
Let us be those whose character is pure. Let us be those whose worship is pure. Let us be those who bless the Lord at all times.
May God’s Grace Abundantly Reign In Your Life
-Apostle Ric & Prophetess Kathy Steele