Thursday, January 9, 2014

ACE #104: Just Do the Right Thing

During the holidays, my husband and I were trying to come to a unanimous decision about something. (For the life of me, I can't even remember what the subject was).  Eventually, the discussion turned into a debate.  Out of nowhere, our daughter says, "Why don't you just do the right thing?" The conversation came to a screeching halt.  And, suddenly, our decision was not that difficult.  It just called for us to literally "do the right thing"!

It reminded me that what's popular might not always be what's right.  What's comfortable might not be what's right.  What's easy just might not be what's right.  What's quicker usually is not what's right.  But what is the right thing to do?

1 John 3:22                     
And whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

I guess doing "the right thing" probably shouldn't be as hard as we make it - it's what's pleasing to God. 

Out of the mouths of babes!

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