Nov 30 2013

DO GOOD

‘…As we have opportunity, let us do good to all…’ Galatians 6:10 NKJV

‘Do not forget to do good and to share…’ (Hebrews 13:16 NKJV).

‘To him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin’ (James 4:17 NKJV). ‘…

Those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men’ (Titus 3:8 NKJV).
It’s important never to confuse your life with your work. What you are can never compare with what you do. There will be many others in your line of work, doing what you want to do, maybe even doing it better.
Anna Quindlen wrote: ‘You will be the only person alive who has sole custody of your life…your mind and…your heart. It’s easier to write a resume than craft a spirit or build a character. And a resume is cold comfort when you’re sad, broke, or lonely, or when you’ve got back the test results and they’re not so good…I no longer consider myself the centre of the universe. I show up. I listen. I try to laugh…I have tried to make my marriage vows mean what they say. I pray. I’m good to my friends…without them I’d be a cardboard cutout. Get a life…not a manic pursuit of the next promotion or bigger pay-cheque or larger house. Do you really think you’d care about these things if you had an aneurysm or found a lump in your breast? Get a life in which you are generous… All of [us] want to do well, but if you don’t do good, doing well will never be enough.’

Gen 25:19 – 27:46, John 14:26 – 15:4, Ps 146, Pr 31:18-21

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