How to Know and Do Good

How to Know and Do Good

What is it to know good? We know good when we know God. Then the question is, how well do we know God? When we commit to His way of life we must learn His ways. We learn His ways through reading His word and filling our world with things of Him. This is how we can know what is good. However, knowing is only half the battle against sin. We must also have discernment to make the decisions for good actions over the actions of sin. We can still know and not do what is good. This is where we must focus our energies, with His help. We cannot simply say, “I am only human,” and think that absolves us. Instead, we should yearn and strive to channel His strength in all we do, so that we can know good and do good. This not only brings us into alignment with Him, but also accomplishes His greatest work of bringing others to know Him. For they will know Him through us.

If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.

James 4:17

Considerations for your planner:

  • Write down what you know is good. Do you act in what you know is good every chance you get?

A Prayer for Our Community:

God, We love You. We pray that You would help us to not only know good, but do good. We want to be close to You, so that we seek to do Your will and all the good You intend. Not only for us, but for those around us. Thank You for Your grace when we do not always get it right. Help us to not aim for perfection that leads to shame and guilt, but rather to focus all our energy on You and know that You know our hearts. In Your name we pray, Amen.

- Anonymous

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