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DO RIGHT

Posted by admin October - 22 - 2013 - Tuesday

If you’ve never heard Lou Holtz’s speech, Do Right, you need to listen to it! When I read my morning devotion this morning on the same subject, it made me think about doing just that… the right thing— always!

The story goes: “Today we mourn the passing of an old friend— common sense. He devoted his service to schools, hospitals and churches; he got jobs done without fanfare and foolishness. For decades, silly rules and frivolous lawsuits didn’t affect him. He cultivated practices like: sharing with others, teaching kids spiritual values, and living within your means. He survived the Industrial Revolution and the Great Depression. But he couldn’t withstand the ravages of declining moral and spiritual values. He watched as leaders became more and more corrupt and good people became apathetic. He saw the Ten Commandments outlawed in public buildings, prayer banned from classrooms and criminals enjoying more rights than their victims. He watched in despair as teachers who needed parental permission to dispense an aspirin, couldn’t tell a parent that their child wanted an abortion. Common Sense was predeceased by truth, trust and responsibility. His funeral wasn’t well attended; few realized he had gone!”

It’s been noted that in a recent Gallup Poll, 50% of those interviewed said they believe that there are “no absolutes” when it comes to good and evil! Take a moment and look around you and you’ll see the results of that thinking.

But, God doesn’t share this opinion! The Bible says, “Test all things; hold fast to what is good. Abstain from every form of evil” (1 Thess. 5:21).

This is interesting… God told the leaders of the nation of Israel (in the Old Testament) not to remove the ancient boundary markers. God establishes boundaries for our own protection.

So…. stand up for what is right! Don’t fear criticism. You do know that “darkness” has never been a friend of “light” or wrong a companion of right, don’t you? I encourage you to walk in the light of God’s love and… do the right thing!

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