An Acceptable Life
From: David Arnold <[email protected]
Date: Mon, May 20, 2019 7:59 am
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"I am tired of doing the right thing."
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I M P A C T
The Word of God is alive and powerful!
AN ACCEPTABLE LIFE
A self-righteous man went to see his pastor. “I have been taught to believe,” he
complained, “that if I would just do what is right, I would be happy and content. I
have not found this to be true. I am tired of doing the right things, when I do not
get rewarded for the sacrifices I make.” “I see your difficulty,” replied his
pastor. “There is something yet for you to learn. It is not enough just to do the
right things. If you would be happy and content, you must learn, from your heart, to
enjoy doing them.”^1
Psalm 40:8, “I delight to do Your will, O my God; yes, Your law is within My heart.”
This is repeated in Hebrews 10:5 – 9, applying it to Christ and His delightful
obedience to His Father’s will. “To do” means that there was no hesitation, but,
instead, a sincere willingness to please God.
“Before there can be acceptable service, there must be an acceptable life” (A. W.
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