When Doing Right Hurts
I have heard it said, and said myself, that following God offers the best possible life. I have taught in the Butler Co. Jail that when one sincerely submits to the Lord, life will be better. I believe this with all my heart, but the whole truth doesn’t stop there. In order to receive the blessings that are in Christ Jesus, one must DO right…and sometimes doing what’s right hurts.
when people teach the gospel, they mention all the wonderful things that belong
to God’s faithful, but reveal nothing about the sacrifice involved in
Christianity. Many new converts don’t
have a clue that doing what is right can hurt.
Some places are not suitable
for godly people, and this can be difficult for those who think that this weekend’s
wild party is the key to social success.
The Bible teaches that evil companions
can corrupt good morals. However, acting
upon this knowledge can be painful for someone who has deep feelings for an
ungodly boyfriend or girlfriend. It can
also hurt to do right when the right thing to do is to tell someone what they need to hear, even though it is not what
they want to hear. In some circumstances, people must feel the
difficult reality of Jesus’ words in Matt
is important to know that walking in God’s light is not always the easy
path. But there is absolutely no doubt
that the rewards, both here and hereafter, are worth it all. God through the Scriptures assures us that
godliness is profitable both in this life and the life to come (I Tim
4:8). In Christ we will receive 100
times the earthly blessings that we forsake for His name (Mk