Friday, August 19, 2011

Doing the Good We Know to Do

This morning as I was having my quiet time with the Lord I was reflecting on a trip I took to the Holy Land back in January. Though many months have passed since that trip, I am still finding new reflections on my spiritual journey as a result of that trip.

I was reading this morning from Jeremiah about how the people asked the Lord for advice and then when He gave it, they refused to follow it. As I was thinking about my trip and how what I was reading related to it, it occurred to me that not much has changed through the centuries. Despite all our advances in science and technology, we still tend to ignore what the Lord tells us.

I am reminded of James 4:17, "The person who knows to do good and doesn't do it, it is a sin." That sure is a sin I have been guilty of many times in my life. I suspect all Christians have struggled with that particular sin. As we press in closer to the Lord, we can grow in this area and learn to "be doers of the word and not hearers only." (James 1:22).

1 comment:

  1. Doing the good we know to do is easier said than done.