Do what’s right.

Do what’s right.

 It sounds simple. It is, but it is not always easy. 

 Doing what’s right in God’s eyes means you will make people unhappy.  You may disappoint them.  That’s OK.  Do the right thing anyway. Besides, it’s impossible to please everyone.  In fact, if you’d like to have a full and total mental breakdown, simply try pleasing everyone.  My guess is if you tried, you’d be dead in about 3 days.  You simply must decide to do the right thing in everything. 

 Doing what’s right means you will be in the minority.  It can be hard to do the right thing—harder still when you are isolated in that decision.  It’s easy to do right when it’s popular.  But, it’s also rare.  Following the straight and narrow path means you do a lot of hiking alone. 

Integrity is not a popularity contest.  Right is right even if no one thinks it is.  And wrong is still wrong even if everyone thinks it’s not. But, since the world’s values change like a Kansas thermometer, how can we know what is right?

God alone determines the right from the wrong.  The opinions of the world are fickle and really don’t matter in the slightest.  His standard is the only standard of right.  We must choose to trust in God consistently or and not give in to the opinions of the world.

Knowing what’s right is the first step.  And knowing what’s right is pretty easy (Hint:  God inspired an entire book on the subject!). The harder step is trusting Him and doing what He says is right. 

God has always been seeking people who will simply trust fully in Him and humbly do what He says.  “For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully    committed to him…”  How can we know if our heart is fully committed to Him?  Look at your actions.  Are you doing what  pleases God?

Doing right always beats knowing right. 

The heathens do not know the right and do not do the right.  The Pharisees know well the right and still yet do not do the right.  They knew the Book inside and out, but refused to yield to the Author.  In this regard, Jesus had more patience for the heathens. 

Many people have a mind full of scriptures and a tremendous knowledge of God’s Word, but their hearts are far from Him. Knowing what God wants is easy.  Doing what He wants is what  matters.  Even if you don’t fully understand, He would rather you act in full obedience and limited understanding than to have full  understanding, but limited obedience.  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

God does not need our full and complete understanding. 

What He desires is our full and complete obedience. 

Do what pleases Him!

That’s what matters most.