Knowing the Good
Scripture: James 4:  Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.
Observation: I try to avoid sin the best I can, but I also avoid doing good out of laziness. I know I’m suppose to be working harder at the small group ministry, but I don’t. I don’t want to help with the Valentine’s dinner, because of pride and laziness. I don’t want to do anything in the evening, because it disturbs my rest.
Application: God put on my heart the things I should do, I have no excuse. I need to fight the temptation of not doing anything, that is my sin. I’m only here for a short while and have a small window of opportunity to do God’s will here and I need to take it.
Prayer: Dear Lord give me strength and wisdom to do your will. May I realize the blessings you have set aside for me here and may I not miss an opportunity to do good.