Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it. Psalm 34:14
Doing good seems to be a byword in this culture. For instance, “do-gooder” is often used to mock a person. Turning from evil and doing good seem to go hand in hand but not always. Just because you’ve turned from evil or sin doesn’t man you’re “doing good. Conversely, just because you’re doing good doesn’t mean you’re not sinning. Confused yet?
I think both actions require a conscious effort. Now, often because you’ve been doing something long enough, you no longer have to think about whether it’s good or not. You just do it. It’s who you are.
So then what is this good we are to do? The sky’s the limit.
It could be:
- encouraging someone
- working in a soup kitchen
- going the extra mile with a child
- supporting a missionary
- visiting a shut-in
- taking meals to a family who just lost a loved one
- sending someone flowers
- praying for those people in the accident you just passed on the road
Again, you name it; the sky’s the limit.
Most reading this do not need to ask what doing good is; you’re already doing it, and in many different ways. For you, this is merely a reminder that you’re still on the right road even though there are potholes along the way. Sometimes that road is boring and monotonous. You may even wonder if it’s leading somewhere. Keep chugging away; keep doing what you’re doing. You will be blessed for it. Keep focused on the goal, “to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14