Doing the right thing

Psalm 119:121 “I have done what is just and right. . .”

How many decisions do you make each day? It seems that all of life is a series of them. It starts when we rise in the morning, for our first decision is when to get up. But then each action from that point on is a decision about what to think, what to do (or not do), when to do it, how to do it, etc. And at the end of the day, as we look back, how can we know that we made just and right decisions? Can we say with the Psalmist “I have done what is just and right”? On what basis can we say this – or not? What’s the standard?

God has answered this question for each one of us: that standard is the Word of God. Every single verse of Psalm 119 speaks about God’s Word. God’s Word is a lamp for our feet and a light for our path (vs 105). It shows us as we go along, what path to take. But it also allows us to look back, to look at ourselves as in a mirror (vs 59; James 1:23; Psalm 139:23-24; etc.) to see if we are actually living in accordance with what we say we believe.

God help us to examine ourselves often by your Word, for only by your Word can we truly know what is just and right as well as to know if our decisions have been in line with your Truth.

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