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Friday, November 10, 2017

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"Doing The Right Thing"

Message summary: Today let us seek to do what is right in the eyes of the Lord and make it our goal to please Him in all we do.

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"Then they said to each other, 'We're not doing right. This is a day of good news and we are keeping it to ourselves'" (2 Kings 7:9). "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up" (Galatians 6:7-9).

We awoke this morning to our first really cold day with projections that it will get down to 20 degrees tonight! We have been watching the harvest through the fall and some fields still need harvested. Gleanings is an agricultural term meaning the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers' fields after they have been commercially harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest. Periodically we have an opportunity to do some gleaning, which is a real blessing.

A.W. Pink wrote a book titled "Gleanings in Genesis" in which he expounds on interesting passages that may tend to be overlooked in the main harvest of one's Bible reading. Today let's glean from a passage found in the historical section of the Bible that is among those overlooked,
and yet it has a timeless message for us today! It's one of those lessons in which we can find application from an actual event in Israel's history in 2 Kings 7.

Here's the background: The Aramean army had laid siege to the city causing a famine and the situation looked hopeless. But Elisha, the prophet of God, had prophetically
foretold of the deliverance, but was not believed. 

During the desperate siege four men with leprosy who sat at the city gate reasoned, "What do we have to lose?" so they went outside the besieged city into the Aramean camp to surrender. But God had performed a remarkable deliverance and the armies had scattered in fear, leaving everything. The four lepers stumbled on the bounty where they "ate and drank."

These four men had been social outcasts and were not even allowed in the city. Life had been very rough and isolation could only exasperate the situation. Could this be their way to get even? 

No, their conviction to share the good news with the besieged city overwhelmed them.
The lepers were struck with remorse as we read in the first part of our first daily verse. "Then they said to each other, 'We're not doing right'." What a blessing the conviction of the Holy Spirit is when we become aware we are not doing right!

Consider the following phrase, "This is a day of good news and we are keeping it to ourselves." So they went back into the city with the good report and they did the right thing. It's interesting that after they shared, nothing more is heard from them. Yet they did the right thing and are forever memorialized in this Scripture for their action.

Often it may seem that way when we do the right thing. Man may not acknowledge, but God sees and, "God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them" (Hebrews 6:10).

Today let us consider our bountiful blessings; our salvation in Christ, God's written Word, a Christ-honoring church, good medical care, a loving family, supportive friends, our place of employment, and the list goes on and on. 

But are we keeping it to ourselves? Clearly, like these lepers, we are called to share. What are we doing to share God's blessings? Remarkably, as we share, these blessings are not diminished but multiplied. This principle is taught throughout the Scriptures. Jesus said, "Give and it shall be given unto you…" Today let us seek to do what is right in the eyes of the Lord and make it our goal to please Him in all we do.

Be encouraged today,

Stephen & Brooksyne Weber

Praying manDaily prayer: Father, we are a blessed people who have so much to be thankful for that we can't keep it to ourselves. We don't boast in ourselves for we are but human flesh, but we boast in who You are and all that You provide for us. Father, You are the eternal, sovereign God who sends down the rain and snow, who raises up the trees and flowers, who sets the sun and moon in place and yet You have such tender compassion toward the human race that You gave Your only Son to make atonement for our sin. You are great and greatly to be praised among Your people and throughout the universe You created. We honor You through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Today's Suggested Music and Supplemental Resources

"Jesus Saves"  Video  Travis Cottrell

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