Monday, March 18, 2024

Wanting to Do the Right Thing

March 18, 2024

"Wanting to Do the Right Thing"

     Even when you know the difference between right and wrong, it can still be somewhat of a conundrum for many of you to choose the right thing. There are many times when your desire is just to instantly react to the present situation when that present situation is not a particularly pleasant one. It can be a situation in which someone has done something to offend or hurt you or someone you care about, and you can feel the anger begin to rise up within you. You know that your reaction, though it might be justified, is not exactly the way a learner and follower of JESUS CHRIST should ultimately respond. Now of course anyone who has read the account in My Word of what The Lord JESUS did in the temple when He confronted the people buying and selling animals for sacrifice, as well as when He knocked over the tables of the money changers, will indeed see that there can be times of a legitimate righteous anger at work. It was not just anger for anger's sake, but rather an anger because of what He saw taking place in the Temple that was supposed to be a House of Prayer.
     Therefore children of Mine in CHRIST, since you have not yet reached perfection, there will surely be times when you just might become angry, so do not beat yourself up over it. And do not be made to feel bad if you become angry over some form of injustice, because such things often cause Me to become angry as well. Sure you should try to love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you as The Lord JESUS taught, but We realize that this is not always possible in your world. Just like there are times when turning the other cheek might not be feasible either, and believe Me, The Lord JESUS knew that too. The main thing to learn is to not be a hot-head so to speak, and be so easily manipulated into losing your temper and becoming filled with hate and anger. Doing that which is right will certainly be difficult at times, but as a child of Mine in CHRIST, you have The Holy Spirit living within you to help you overcome. You have been given a spirit of power, love, and self-discipline, which should empower you to handle almost anything you might have to face. Be ye strong, therefore, and blessed you will be for so being, in JESUS' Most Precious and Holy Name.