Imitate Good

From Pastor’s Desk: 2-5-17

3 John 1:11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.


The biggest problem in our world today, as I see it, is that there are so many who do not recognize the difference between evil and good. Through the years, is has been very easy for most people to differentiate between the two. Now, it seems the devil has tricked many into believing that evil is good, and good is evil.

It is tragic that a person, knowing right from wrong, will, without having full understanding of a situation(s) that “sides” with evil rather than good. Thus, society’s dictates have been introduced into the life of one that heretofore, seemingly, has stood on the side of right, now, because of one thing or the other stands on the side of evil.

The sad part of all this is that people who are still standing on the principles of the word of God, now are “bigots” or “prejudiced.” By not condoning sin, we have become “less tolerate” than we ought to be.

The devil rears his ugly head and causes all sorts of confusion within the Church, causing division in one way or the other. However, we must not be quick to give the devil all the credit.

Though we may not like to face it, God sometimes brings about things in His “working all things for good” that we don’t, at first, understand. In other words, we pray about certain situations, and God moves in a certain direction, maybe different than you or I would go, and all of a sudden you realize that this is really God’s way of answering prayer.

The point is this: Just because you’re misjudged, don’t despair. Just because things are not working out the way it seems they should, don’t quit. If people accuse you of something that is not true, don’t worry over it.

Evil is still evil. Always has been, always will be. Good is still good. Always has been, always will be. The two WILL NOT mix! Don’t imitate evil, imitate good!

Sunset over Mountain Range

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