By: Pastor Jarren Rogers
“Love, goodness, and communication of good, is the immutable glory and perfection of the divine nature, and nothing can have union with God, but that which partakes of this goodness.” – William Law
Do what is good.
This sounds like such a simple command. It seems pretty straightforward. But, what does it look like? What is good?
“‘Why do you ask me about what is good?’ Jesus replied. ‘There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.’
‘Which ones?’ he inquired.
Jesus replied, ‘“You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother,” and “love your neighbor as yourself”’” (Matthew 19:17-19).
So how do you know what is good?
Follow the commandments. Love your neighbor as yourself. Look at the only One who is wholly and truly good.
If you need a measuring stick for what is good, look at the person of Jesus Christ. If something you say, do, or partake in doesn’t line up with Jesus Christ than it might not be good.
Doing good is not just something that we should passively strive towards.
According to Romans 12:9:
“Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”
We need to cling to what is good.
This Greek word here for cling literally means to glue. Glue yourself to what is good.
To me, the only way that we can cling to good is by gluing ourselves to the only One who is good. By gluing ourselves to Christ, doing good is always on our agenda. Doing good becomes natural, it becomes who we are.
By gluing ourselves to Christ, we become more like Christ himself.
Hate what is evil.
Cling to what is good.
Glue yourself to Christ.
Parents: Ask your kids what is good. See what they say. Explain to them that Jesus is the only One that is good. Tell them that we need to glue ourselves to Christ.