Oh Dear, What to Do

Friends, that is a foolish question. We all know the right thing to do, we just choose to do something we like better. We know what to eat and drink for good health. We know how to be a good employee. We know not to steal. We know we need rest and sleep. We know not to go to bed angry. We know! We know! We know!

So why don’t we do the right thing? We don’t do the right thing because we put our desires before God’s truth.

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. (Genesis 1:31)

Thus, the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so, on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. (Genesis 2:1-2)

Note that God looked on his days and was pleased. There was more to do at the end of every one of his creating days, yet he stopped at the end of each day. He set limits on his days.

What if we did the best we could do on every day and then relaxed about the whole business. At the end of the week, we, like God, could feel completed. To complete something is an attitude, not a list of tasks checked off. Completion is us doing all we can do in every area of our life, to the best of our ability and then relaxing, satisfied that we did all that we honestly could do.

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