|“Seek good, not evil, that you may live.”|
One of the hallmarks of our culture is that, given a choice between good and evil, more times than not people will choose to step over the line and choose evil.
Our sin nature promotes the wrong choice. Without the cleansing that the shed blood of Jesus provides and without the Presence of the indwelling Holy Spirit, we children of God would consistently make the wrong choice.
We actually have to learn to choose good over evil. The Prophet Amos writes these encouraging words in Amos 5:14:
Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.
By reading, studying, and meditating on God’s Word and by listening carefully to the Holy Spirit as He speaks to our inner person, we can more consistently choose good over evil.
But, to do our part, we must avoid seeking evil and, instead, seek good. Most of us have a hard time doing that.
Even though we belong to God through Christ, our sin nature still leans toward the allure of evil. We have to actively and consciously and persistently submit our stubborn wills to God and seek the good.
Let us begin this new day by praying for each other and supporting each other as we seek the good. In the fellowship of our brothers and sisters in Christ, we can learn how to ever more consistently seek good.