Doing the Right Thing

Often many times throughout the day, we come upon the ol proverbial “fork in the road”. One side goes to the right (right doing) the other goes to the left (wrong doing).  We come to action time and we choose one or the other. The side we choose helps establish our faith.

If we can learn and practice choosing the “right side”, we’ll be doing what our prophetess said. “Righteousness means being good and doing good. Righteousness is obedience to the law. Righteousness is right doing, and it is by their deeds that all will be judged.” (Righteousness by Faith-E. White)

Let us look more closely at some aspects of choosing the right path daily. I’ll start with a recent example of something that occured in my Christian walk. As a part-time property manager, I have to oversee the maintenance and upkeep of certain properties.

We recently had a house where the tenants were evicted. They left the property in shambles. But I had just a couple decent handyman repairmen I could use. One was good yet VERY expensive. The other was good but unreliable. But the all knowing Lord was guiding the situation.

Last week I happened to stop at a local gas station to fill up. As I walk into the store a young couple was sitting on the floor with a “please help” sign. Although normally I may give a couple dollars, I rarely stop and talk with them.

But something was different with this couple. The Spirit nudged me to stop and talk. I found out that the young man (Joshua) and his girl friend were quite pleasant and courteous. I could sense that they were just “down and out” due to circumstances. But my attention was grabbed when he explained that he did handyman work. Bingo!  I took there number and told them I’d call them in a couple days.

To make the story short, I hired them and they are currently staying in the home while fixing it up. They have done superb work! But here’s what I want to say about this. They are obviously down and out and as such are vulnerable to cost-cutters and tightwads who could seize upon this situation and pay them way below what is fair.

In (James 2:1) we read, “My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.”  And also (James 2:9), “But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.”

So clearly this was a “fork in the road” for me. Would I take advantage of this situation or would I do the right thing. I knew what was the thing to do in this manner.

This is just a small example of the kind of situations we can come upon where we must know that our Lord is watching.

You see it is great to know all the doctrines and theories, but it’s the basic daily steps we take and make that shows the Lord where our heart really is.

As we posted a while back, “If we talk the talk, we must walk the walk”. May the Lord give us the understanding of the basic “right doing” in our daily actions.

4 Responses to “Doing the Right Thing”

  1. Bonnie Says:

    Thank you for sharing your story, brother Rob! I also like to quote, “actions speak louder than words.” God bless you for listening to the spirit and helping a couple in need. Sometimes it’s hard to know who really needs help… but may we all heed the voice of the Spirit of God and always do what is right!

  2. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Praise the Lord, dear sister! Yes I like that quote ,it’s a perfect quote for our subject matter. May the Lord guide you.

  3. Wilfred Ragogi Ondande Says:

    Brother Rob thanks for your often moving discourses!I read somewhere in White’s writings that our words are the index of our mind.Remember if overcome by the sin of Covetousness,men may utter something which does not reflect their real.Think of Balaam.
    How i wish Balaam had walked his talk.

  4. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Praise and glory to Him who guides us! I agree with you about Balaam. Unfortunately there are so many who prefer to only talk the talk. As we know it’s a two-sum equation.

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