We all like to think that we are good people, and I am sure many of us are good’er 😉 than our goodness was in the past. But we can’t rest on our laurels… who could? Each of us is on a journey that Jesus uniquely created for you and me. In many ways, our journeys are like road trips – I love road trips.
As you and I travel on our great adventures, our landscapes change. You may start in rolling hills and progress to broad plains, and then into majestic mountains while I begin with sandy beaches. During your life and my life, we may pass through many breathtaking terrains. We can pass through the hills and mountains and still be exactly the same as we were when we started, but that’s not the point of a road trip, and that’s not the point of our lives.
It is God’s good pleasure to have us travel through many situations and stages of life. And it is His good pleasure for us to learn to do good in all circumstances. Our lives are not intended to just make it to the finish line but to help people, to possess a good character, to leave behind God’s goodness as we move forward in His will.
Today, God reminded me of this.
learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.Isaiah 1:17
If we are obedient to Isaiah 1:17 then we will leave behind God’s goodness as we travel forward on the journeys He created for us.
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