Imitate What is Good

“Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good.  Anyone who does good is from God.  Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.”- 3 John verse 11

My apologies for the gap between posts, but I have been under the weather as of late.  I hope you all understand.  Today’s verse seems pretty straightforward as it tells us to do what is good.

Doing good is what most people think their sin is so how do we determine what is good?  We live in a culture that celebrates and encourages people to do what seems right in their own eyes.  Thee is a slight problem with this reasoning in that there is a higher authority that determines what is right and wrong, and that authority is not us.  We must look to scripture to see what is good.  Christ tells us in Matthew 22:26-30, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law? ‘Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”  Much more could be said about this verse, but I leave you with a closing thought.  If we love God with all our heart, mind, soul, strength, and treat others as the creation of God that they are then doing good will naturally come.  Do the things you do that you think are good comply with biblical standards?  If they do not then are they really good?

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