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Friday, January 19, 2018

Think About It!!

What’s Right?
by
Pastor B.J. Knefley

Think about that for a minute, “What’s Right?” Do you know, or is just a matter of opinion?

It seems that society is and has moved from black and white to gray. It was once about what is good for everyone, to what’s good for me. Personal preference, personal choice, personal gain takes preference over everything else. There was a time when people said, “I was wrong, would you forgive me” to “I just made a mistake”. It isn’t about ownership; it’s about passing the buck, putting responsibility on something else or in some cases, someone else. So what is right? Is it all about opinion, or is there something more concrete, more definitive then the ebb and flow of opinion?

I realize that some might say that all I’m doing is spouting an opinion, but let me give you some thoughts. When I came into this world I came with nothing. I’ll leave the same way. The real question is, what will I leave behind? What is its value and worth? This type of question will help me to determine what it is that I need to do today. Will it have mattered that I gained prominence and fame if I have stepped on people along the way? Will it matter that I have gained everything that a person could gain if I’ve left bitterness and misery in its wake? I think not.

The Rotarians have a four-way test of what to say, think or do. It is simply: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? It reminds be of what Jesus said, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Matthew 22:37-39). Notice that in each of these illustrations doing what’s right is about your response to others, not their response to you. Living in a manner that honors others and puts them before your own desires is the right thing to do. I would rather leave behind this legacy wouldn’t you? Think about it.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Great article Pastor.
I'd like to specifically direct the below portion of your post To Water Authority and Trout Unlimited members, ask yourself these questions and be sure to interject pain and suffering in what you may leave behind in its wake.

"The real question is, what will I leave behind? What is its value and worth? This type of question will help me to determine what it is that I need to do today. Will it have mattered that I gained prominence and fame if I have stepped on people along the way? Will it matter that I have gained everything that a person could gain if I’ve left bitterness and misery in its wake?"

Anonymous said...

I love your messages. They really hit home. Please never stop writing them.