Blog Entry

The desire to do what is right

by Rev. Rick Pursley

“Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify  for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.” Titus 2:14

Another Memorial Day has come and gone.  All over our nation, people payed tribute to our fallen heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice.  They died serving our nation and protecting our freedoms. They did this without a moments hesitation.  Even with the knowledge that some of them may not make it back from the line, they went anyway.  Out of a sense of love for our nation and our God, they gave all. 

Our military, first responders, police officers, medical personnel, school teachers etc… each were called into their field of expertise. Bestowed upon them by our Creator was a talent and a passion to serve others, regardless of the cost. We as a nation should never become so entitled or so comfortable in our way of life that we forget those sacrifices.

We need to look at our freedoms in the spiritual sense as well.  Because of the sacrifice that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ made for us, we can be free from the bondage of sin.  IF we will accept His invitation of grace.   Many have claimed to have accepted that offer and claim the title of Christian.

With the title of Christian comes some marvelous blessings.  The promise of eternal life in the presence of Almighty God certainly tops the list.  But it also comes with responsibilities.  Worship, service, and tithing.  The last few words of the scripture today says it all “eager to do what is good.”

Are we eager to attend worship? Are we eager to serve our brothers and sisters? Are we eager to return a portion of our blessings in the ways of tithes back to our local churches? 

EVERY good thing comes from God.  We should have a burning desire within each of us to do what is good and that is serve our God in big ways and small ways. Not out of a sense of obligation. But out of a sense of love for our God.