Do What is Good
Do what is good, LORD, to the good, to those whose hearts are upright. But as for those who turn aside to crooked ways, the LORD will banish them with the evildoers.
You can count on God to do what is good. He will always lift those who are upright in heart and who seek to do good to others and not harm. God always edifies and builds up His people who trust in Him. The Devil, however, comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy. Those who seek to tear down and damage are his disciples, and God will banish them from a fruitful land and deny them any inheritance in His kingdom.
Those who seek to destroy have impure motives of competition, greed, or revenge. God is just and big enough to provide everyone with more than enough. His favor on you does not limit His favor on me. My alignment with His word and to His call on my life is what will open and shut the flow of His favor. By His grace and through His favor come everything we need to succeed in life, and they are already ours in Christ.
If you have to lie, cheat, steal, kill, manipulate, intimidate, or demand to get something, it does not come by God’s favor. When God gives you something, it comes to you freely and completely. Taking something illegitimately does not bring the full satisfaction of receiving it through the blessing of God. If God doesn’t give it to you or approve of it, you don’t want it! Sometimes what we want will destroy us in the end, and God denies it in order to protect us. He freely and lavishly gives us everything we need to fulfill our calling in Him, and we need only to trust Him.
Determine to live by God’s grace and do good at all times. Don’t seek what is not yours, and learn to depend upon God’s favor to open doors no one else can open for you. He will do good to those who do good, and He will banish those who do evil. An open heart for His grace and favor is much more blessed than a heart set to gain at any cost.
Have a blessed day!