Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Good We Can Do Today

The Lord reminded this writer of something important recently.  I was having a walk and talk with the Lord and wondering what good there was for me to do that day.  There was no burning car on the side of the road to save someone out of.  There was no starving person who needed food or water or they might die.  There was no neon sign flashing anywhere (apparently) saying "here I am, the good you should do today!"  About that time the Lord dropped this bomb which is actually nothing new, just a reminder of what all of us should already know well:  He is the good we can do today.  What does that mean?  Walking and talking, worshiping, praising, praying to Him are all pieces of the greatest good we could possibly do today.  HE is our first "job."  He is our first work.  He is our first service.  What is it we think we are here for anyway?  Is it not to love, serve, and obey our God.  Isn't it to know Him and love Him better today than we did yesterday?  Yes, and yes and AMEN.

So, the good we can do today does not require you to pack your bags for some distant land.  The good we can do is right here right now.

John 14:5Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him,
and have seen him.

Matt 7:21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

So really what are we saying here?  Everything boils down to: 1.  Does the Lord know us and 2. Do we know Him?

Rev 2:4Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent

Todays message is not a beat down but an encouragement to all of us.  The greatest good we can do does not require us to spend a penny or even leave our own house.  The great good we can do is to know and love our God.  That's it.  Glory to God.

grace and peace