Doing the Right Thing

In the book of Galatians, the writer tells his audience to, “not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

If we are to focus on doing good, we have to remember that doing good involves doing what is right.  Doing what is right means pleasing the Lord in all things; our speech, our thoughts, and our actions.  In the real world, we face difficult situations, it’s inevitable.

In these difficult situations, we can learn and grow more in our walk with God by how we respond.  People are watching.  People are watching if you are going to do the right thing.  They want to see how you will respond to the difficulty presented.  They wonder if they going to do what is right?

In the ministry, it’s eternal work.  The ministry is different than any other job out there.  It is not a profession or a career, but a calling.  It’s the toughest job in the world because as a pastor you’re accountable to God, not man, and that’s not always what’s popular among the people.  As we work through difficult situations, we must remember that we are an act to follow.  As people watch us and our lives, we must be men to mimic.  We must be like Christ.   When handling criticism, negativity, backbiting and slander, we must respond like Christ with love, mercy, and grace.  We must continue to do what’s right, even if it isn’t popular among the people.  We must strive to remain faithful to biblical truth, to do what God wants us to do.

Christians who are not called to pastor don’t get off the hook either.  Sometimes we would like to think that just because we aren’t in “full time” ministry we get off easy and can do whatever we want.  However, we must remember that we are all called to be “full time” in kingdom work.  We are all called to act as Jesus would.  We are all called to do what is right.  It is your job, just as much as it is mine as a pastor, to cling to biblical truth and do what is good.

We must strive, as a body of believers, corporately, to do what God wants us to do and not what our personal agenda says.  We as a body, as a church, as pastors and people who trust in Jesus, must continue to do what’s right, even if it isn’t popular.  We must continue to pursue biblical truth.  It is our duty as Christians to not become weary with doing what’s good.  We must always do what is right. We must seek to see the truth presented in scripture and make that how we should live; in speech, in thought, and in action.  We must remain faithful to God by carrying out the mission of doing what’s right.  That’s without limitations, without personal judgment, and without personal agendas.

May all God’s children embrace what is right in the sight of the Lord.

-jordan

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1 Response to “Doing the Right Thing”


  1. 1 larry vaughn September 17, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Amen! But that’s so hard to do isn’t it? Especially because we are imperfect people ministering to imperfect people!


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