I deal in hope : Carolyn R Scheidies

Devotion. How to Be a Good Person

We like to think we’re basically good people. We’re not. “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23. All. Not some, but all of us make bad decisions and choices that hurt ourselves and others. All.

Without Jesus inside we don’t even understand what good is. We certainly can’t understand love because God is the embodiment of love.

Without God in Christ we can’t even know either goodness or love. Everything we do will come with an agenda and sometimes not- so-altruistic motivation.

If we truly wish to do good and be good, we need to learn love from the one who loves us best because He made us–Jesus Christ.

We begin to reflect what and with whom we spend our time. How much time do I spend communicating with Jesus each day?

How much time do I spend each week, each day, reading, studying, meditating and even memorizing God’s Word?

Becoming a ‟good” person starts with becoming a ‟Godly” person and that starts with a daily walk with Christ Jesus. What steps will I take today to start this journey?

Help me Lord not to think I am good without You. Help me, instead, to allow You to show me how to be the Godly person You want me to be. Amen.

(c) 2016, 2020 Carolyn R Scheidies

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