by Tammy Phillips
November 13, 2021
GOD IS GOOD! (Psalm 73:1, 100:5, 135:3, 145:9, Lamentations 3:25, Nahum 1:7)
God is good and He does good. (Psalm 119:68). Since God IS GOOD, can we deduce that doing good is doing God, or doing things the God way. Doing good is doing things the right way.
“Depart from evil and DO GOOD; Seek peace and pursue it.” (Psalm 34:14 NKJV)
Depart from evil and do God.
“Trust in the LORD and DO GOOD.” (Psalm 37:3 NKJV)
Trust in the LORD and do God.
“Learn to DO GOOD; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow.” (Isaiah 1:17 NKJV)
Learn to do God. Do things God’s way.
“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, DO GOOD to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,” (Matthew 5:44 NKJV)
DO GOD to those who hate you! Love your enemies! Bless those who curse you! Pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you! Jesus did.
“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us DO GOOD to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”(Galatians 6:10 NKJV)
Do God to all. Be the hands and feet of Jesus to all.
“But do not forget to DO GOOD and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” (Hebrews 13:16 NKJV)
Do not forget to do God. This rings in my ears. How often do we forget to do things God’s way?
“Therefore, to him who knows to DO GOOD and does not do [it], to him it is sin.” (James 4:17 NKJV)
When we know how God wants us to do good and act like Him, and we don’t., it is sin. OUCH!
“Turn away from evil and DO GOOD; seek peace and pursue it.” (1 Peter 3:11 NKJV)
Turn away from evil and do God. Do it all His way, the right way.
“Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21 NKJV)
Overcome evil with God.
I enCOURAGE you to do God and do good. Choose the God way. Choose the good way. Choose the right way. This is something that will have to be repeated over and over again until we get it right. As we present our bodies as a living sacrifice, living dead in Him, crucified in Christ, we become more like Him in doing good. Sometimes doing good and doing God is simply taking a pause before we speak or react. Yes, there is a lot of doing good in the pause. In the pause the flesh is crucified and the Spirit of God who lives inside us is allowed to rise above. Do good; do God. Just pause.
“For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men–“ (1 Peter 2:15 NKJV)