September 13, 2010

Stop Doing Wrong!

It seems a popular a message being gained from Christianity is "stop doing wrong!" Adding to the belief that the Bible is simply a book of rules and restraints. Not to mention as Christians we seem to only be drawn to what scripture says not to do, instead of all the commands instructing us what to do. It's as if Christians believe doing right is to not do wrong. Or to not do wrong allows them to possibly do right. Two mindsets that I think leave people over analyzing everything, while hesitating to actually live the way God calls us to live. Our ability to not do wrong doesn't produce right doing. Although I believe our ability to do right eliminates our urges to do wrong. For it's an ongoing process of learning to do right not through pressure and guilt, but through a desire to live in rhythm with God.

Isaiah 1:16-17
Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.

Sadly many reading this verse gravitate to "stop doing wrong" while overlooking it's meaning. "Learn to do right!" And to get you started try the following: "seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow." Perhaps we would become so consumed and delighted in doing right, that we won't even have time to fall into doing wrong.

What will you do today? Plan your work and work your plan.