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Doing What Is Right

A few years ago, I participated in a Men’s Retreat sponsored by the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, under the leadership of their gifted Pastor, Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller. The scripture for this retreat was taken from Galatians 6:10, “Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.”  This is so befitting for today’s devotion. In James 4:17, we find these words:

“Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.”

The emphasis here is on our responsibility to do what is right. We cannot plead ignorance about knowing right from wrong, but we should praise God for giving us the opportunity to do what is right. Some of us know what is right, but we do not do it. There is a penalty to be paid for wrongdoing. My grandmother would often punish me for not doing what was right. I thank God for her and her strong love for me. She would often discipline me when I went astray. I pray, today, that we will all not only know what is right, but that we will all do what is right.