Monday, December 1, 2014


Do the right thing. That’s just not right. Knowing right from wrong. There is plenty of talk and plenty of opinions about what is right and wrong, but there has to be some standard to measure against or it is only opinion and everyone has a different opinion.

So much today is taught as majority think. If the majority think it is right, then it must be and everyone else should accept it as being right. If it is right for you, then just do it. They don’t want a standard unless they decide it fits their opinion.

In Psalms 119:126-128, we read this: “It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void thy law. Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.”  This gives us the basis for everything. God’s Word is the standard to measure against. God’s Word is always right, no matter how much it goes contrary to what any person or group of persons might think. Men may have tried to make it void, but that does not change the fact of the truth of God’s Word.

Psalms 19:8 “The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.”  When we come to the place that we recognize that God’s Word is right, it rejoices our heart and simplifies our life. We no longer have to rely on ourselves or on society to define for us what is right or wrong.

The world lives in a grey zone for so much of life. Ever hear someone say, “That might be right for some, but not for me”? There seem to be so many “grey” areas today. God deals in right and wrong. Proverbs 30:5-6 “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”  Do we really want to add to God’s Word and be found a liar? Paul said, “let God be true and every man a liar.”

The law given in the Old Testament was intended to demonstrate God’s prefect righteousness, and show us how incapable we are of achieving that. We can either, decide God is wrong and make our own righteousness, or recognize God is right and realize we need Him to make us righteous through Jesus Christ. Only through the life of Christ in us can we do that which is right.

 Psalms 119:160 “Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.”  How long do we expect man’s word to last? He changes his mind all the time. Man constantly changes his “truth” to fit his situation at the time. We hear often how the Bible is outdated, and it needs to change for today’s generation. God’s Word is the same forever, just as He is the same forever.

Gordon Crook