Wednesday - September 14, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: 2 Timothy 2:15; Deuteronomy 6:18; 1 Peter 3:13,14
MAIN IDEA: “Be prepared to do the right thing”
“The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.”
― Abraham Lincoln
Living in a world of much evil, we have a continuous challenge to do what is right or just. We are constantly faced with making choices that will either be right or wrong. For this reason it is so important to be prepared before you have to choose. We can do this by studying God's word, having family bible studies, through prayer, and having Christian friends.
Do you know each day what your choices are going to be? Probably not, but you can be sure of the choice you will make. Preparing ourselves for these avenues, we can make the right choice.
Can you trust your conscience to make the right choice? We each set a threshold in our lives of what is and is not acceptable. Make sure your threshold is where God expects it to be. We often will find ourselves in a position to make a statement for what is right; be ready to please God.
“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politically correct, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
APPLICATION: Is it easy to do the right thing? If you feel like doing what is right separates you from your friends what needs to change?
Proverbs 4:18 - "But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more unto the perfect day."