Monthly Archives: May 2013

Doing the Right Thing – Motivated by Receiving a Blessing

In His famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus takes the crowd’s expectations, “You have heard it said…Do not commit murder…Do not commit adultery…Give your wife a certificate of divorce…Keep your vows…An eye for an eye…Love your neighbor and hate your enemy” … Continue reading

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Doing the Right Thing – Motivated to be a Clean Vessel for Service

Listen to what God says about how we prepare ourselves to be an instrument in His hands.  “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.  Now in a large house there are not only gold and … Continue reading

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Doing the Right Thing – Motivated by Future Reward

Many times in the gospels, Jesus lifts up the hope of future rewards as a legitimate motivation for good works.  And the reward theme continues in the rest of the New Testament.  Let’s see what Jesus and the apostles had … Continue reading

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Doing the Right Thing – Motivated by God’s Approval

In I Timothy 2:15 we read, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth.”  When God views our “work” – our lifestyle, our choices, … Continue reading

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Doing the Right Thing – Motivated to be an Example to Others

One of the functions of the body of Christ is the opportunity to encourage and build up each other.  And one of the best ways to do this is through our righteous living and the example it sets.  The theme … Continue reading

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Doing the Right Thing – Motivated by God’s Reputation

Another motivation to do the right thing is our desire to enhance God’s reputation.  At first glance we may to ask ourselves, “Is it really possible that the Creator of the world, the Sustainer of the world, and the Author … Continue reading

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