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POSTED: June 9, 2007 5:02 a.m.

Every person from what ever background has the opportunity to do what is right. As we see in the news each evening not everyone makes use of their opportunities. Some determine to do wrong and forget right. Society today wants to blame such bad choices on the things around the individual. In some cases perhaps and only perhaps this might be true. Most of the time the individual decides to do what ever it is they are going to do because they determine to do the thing.

Today many hardships can face each of us. It is so important that we have a determination to do right, no matter what comes our way. In order to do what is right we must know what is right. We need to go to God for the answer to this question of "What is right?"

God from the time He began dealing with man has desired two things. First, that man have a right relationship with Him, and secondly that man have a right relationship with man. If the Ten Commandments are looked at closely it is found that the first four deal with man’s relationship with God and the last six have to do with man dealing with man. When the New Testament under which we live today is studied one will find that this line of thought is carried over to our day. Jesus said, "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these" (Mark 12:30, 31).

So back to the question, "What is right?" Obey God according to His terms given in His word. Treat your fellow man as you would want to be treated. God’s word tells us how to be pleasing to God, obey the gospel by having faith, repenting of our sins, confessing before men that Jesus is the Son of God, being baptized for the remission of our sins and living for God. If we do these things we will accomplish the second thing (treating others as we would be treated) in living faithfully to God.

 

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