Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14 NIV
Sin Is Sin
We must admit that our society accepts white lies as an excuse, but as children of the Light, we must embrace the truth. A lie is a lie and sin is a sin. There is no big sin and no small sin. You need to know that a good thing and a right thing might be different. The world may say choose the good thing, but a good thing is not always the right thing, yet the right thing is always the best option to choose.
When you make the right decision, people may not like you and they won’t necessarily be happy about your decision. You might face doubts and start asking yourself, am I doing what God wants me to do? Was that the right thing? People around you may not agree with you, because the correct decision usually does not fit into what society says. But when you choose to do the right thing, you will feel the peace inside of you.
You may lose something or someone significant to you, but you will have a peace inside that no one can take away. Peace is God’s reward to us, for doing the right thing, because He is pleased by us.
Decide Today To Do The Right Thing
We need to decide today that we will choose to do the right things – that we will strive to live in holiness. Remember, without holiness, no one will see the Lord, because God is a holy God.
Train your mind to do the right things, so when a harder situation comes and suggests you doing something bad, your mind will be more prone to think of a way out. Don’t be afraid; God will empower you to do the right thing.
God, You know my limitations and shortcomings. You know the depth of my heart yet You love and chose me. I thank You for Your unlimited and unending love in my life. Help me live according to Your righteousness and teach me to love Your commandments. Strengthen my feet to walk in Your way. In Jesus’ name. Amen.