I have been writing a few times lately that we must be doing something – and then a couple of days ago this scripture was part of my daily devotional.
James 4:17 – If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
WOW – what does that mean – it is a very tough verse to read and be obedient – can we be Obedient to what this verse says? We all have those times when there is a prompting from the Spirit to do what is good…
- Pray for someone.
- Give to a great cause.
- Help at the church when there is a need.
- Share with someone at work or just listen.
- How about those in need at the side of the street…… – do we pause and give?
This list can go on and mine does… there are several things that I have been prompted to do – but Time seems to be my biggest excuse for not doing… Am I in Sin??? This scripture would say that I am… As my wife stated we are all in Sin – and this scripture can be one that would really hit us in the core of who we are and what we are supposed to be – but we fail miserably. I am so glad that we have a Forgiving Lord and one that has this Radical Grace that is given to us.
The next day in my Daily Devotional – it had this scripture: Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
And then this Quote by Jase R. – “To do the right thing, while treating people the right way, and the whole time maintaining humility in a walk with God is the simplest form of worship with the most profound impact on our lives and those we come in contact with.”
I do believe that if we walk in Obedience to what Christ has shown us – then we can be that person who is walking in Humility and worshiping our Savior. There is Hope for us yet – and that we can become all that He would have us be… by Doing Good.
So as you go forward this week – listen to those promptings from the Holy Spirit to do Good and act upon them…..