Just Do It!

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Just Do It!

Psalm 37:3a

2015 Frieda P. Smith

If you are like me, you are looking around at this present world and saying to yourself, “What the heck?”

The writer of Ecclesiastes, generally ascribed to King Solomon, wrote in Chapter 1, verse 9, “There is nothing new under the sun.” I have to believe it, because the Word says it, but goodness gracious, we must be looking at the updated versions in this season! There are some things going on in 2015 that I have never seen before!

My people, it is easy to focus on what is wrong with the world. Think about it. Much of our time is spent talking about what is wrong with something or someone. We spend more time criticizing and complaining than we do edifying and commending.

In the 37th Psalm, King David acknowledged the fact that there are evildoers in the world. There are “workers of iniquity.” Evildoers have been around since the beginning. Yet, instead of sitting around, complaining about them, David wrote in verse 3a, “Trust in the Lord and do good.”

There are two little words I want you to pay close attention to…David said “do good,” not “be good.”

You see, my friends, we seem to believe that “being” good is enough.

How many times have we heard these words, “Well, I’m a good person…” That is commendable!!! Congratulations!

However, David said, “Take action. Do good!”

Need more encouragement?

Jesus said, “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you. (Matthew 5:44).

In Romans 12:21, the Apostle Paul wrote these words, “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Doing good in the midst of evil may be the most difficult thing you will ever do in your life, but Jesus, David, and the Apostle Paul would not have instructed us to do it if it could not be done.

Therefore, in the words of Nike,
Just do it!

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