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A good man, a good deed, a good thing, a good end, etc.

A good man, a good deed, a good thing, a good end, etc.

DO GOOD, OR DO WHAT IS RIGHT?

DO GOOD, OR DO WHAT IS RIGHT?

Understanding the concepts of good and right: �GOOD: what is moral, honorable, pleasing, beneficial,

Understanding the concepts of good and right: �GOOD: what is moral, honorable, pleasing, beneficial, profitable or wellsuited �RIGHT: what is just and fair, without partiality, what is in accord with rules, what is correct, what is straight, authority for actions or freedom to act �Can you see how what men determine to be good may not harmonize with what is right?

Man alone is inadequate to define what is good in the eyes of the

Man alone is inadequate to define what is good in the eyes of the Lord. �Sinners are a testimony of the fact that they do not always know what is good and right (Romans 3: 9 -18). �Who is man that he has the knowledge to decide and discern what is good and what is right?

Man alone is inadequate to define what is good in the eyes of the

Man alone is inadequate to define what is good in the eyes of the Lord. �“All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, but the LORD weighs the motives. ” (Prov. 16: 2) �“Man’s steps are ordained by the LORD; how then can a man understand his way? ” (Prov. 20: 24) �“I know, O LORD, that man’s way is not in himself, nor is it in man who walks to direct his steps. ” (Jer. 10: 23)

Man alone is inadequate to define what is good in the eyes of the

Man alone is inadequate to define what is good in the eyes of the Lord. �“So then, I thought to myself that I had to do many things hostile to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. ” (Acts 26: 9)

God through His word communicates what good things are right. �“Why do you call

God through His word communicates what good things are right. �“Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. ” (Luke 18: 19) ◦ Man was very good (Gen. 2: 31), but he corrupted what God made. ◦ Absolute goodness is intrinsic to God’s nature. �Romans 2: 4; Ephesians 2: 7

God through His word communicates what good things are right. �“Why do you call

God through His word communicates what good things are right. �“Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. ” (Luke 18: 19) �God has revealed salvation in Christ through faith for sinners (Eph. 2: 8). ◦ The saved are God’s workmanship in Christ (Eph. 2: 10). �Walk in good works…

God through His word communicates what good things are right. �“Why do you call

God through His word communicates what good things are right. �“Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. ” (Luke 18: 19) �God has revealed salvation in Christ through faith for sinners (Eph. 2: 8, 10). �Good works prescribed in Godinspired Scripture (2 Tim. 3: 16 -17). ◦ Psalm 19: 7, 8; 2 Peter 1: 3; John 1: 17; 6: 68

God through His word communicates what good things are right. �Men face the challenge

God through His word communicates what good things are right. �Men face the challenge of doing what is good or doing what is right when it comes to them wanting to do something to please God – particularly in the worship and work of the Lord. ◦ Matthew 7: 22, 23 ◦ Is it right? �It is not right if it is not in accord with God’s word, God’s rule, God’s authority.