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Now that you know what you should do, do it! Do what you should do! What is the change that you need to embrace? What is that thing or those things you need to start doing?

Knowing what to do and not doing it is a sin. Look at it here in the book of James

“And when a person knows the right thing to do, but does not do it, then he is sinning.” James 4:17 ICB.

Refusing to do the right thing shows both arrogance and ignorance of the things of God. Like we learnt in the last post that God hates the proud, God also hates feigned ignorance. So do what you should do.

Sometimes you can pretend to be ignorant of what you are supposed to do so as to fool the other person. You may fool the person, but not God. Remember that He knows and sees all things.

You are also telling God that you are not a sinner and saying God is a liar. But God doesn’t lie

If we say that we have not sinned, then we make God a liar. We do not accept God’s true teaching. 1 John 1:10 ICB

Making the changes that are needed is a sign that you value and respect the other person. Therefore learn to do what you should do.

When you apologise and start to do what you have promised to do, it builds more love between you and the other person. It also speaks well about you. You are seen as truly repentant and humble.

A word of caution though – don’t just do what you should do because you are asked to. Do it because it is the right thing to do. Don’t do it physically while in your heart you are rebelling, grumbling and hating every minute of what you are doing.

May God help you do what needs to be done. Amen.

Lord, give me the heart to do what I should do. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Action point:
Check your heart when you do what you are told to do.

Read yesterday’s article here


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