Even evil people know right from wrong. Unless one is a ‘very sick person’…. We all know the difference between right and wrong. There are those, of course, who are so ‘totally possessed’ by the devil… that they can no-longer distinguish between right and wrong. For my purposes, today… I am referring to those… who are just… plain-o-mean, rude, ugly, distasteful people to be around. Evil… yes, but not completely lost. Those, for which… there is still hope for redemption. Even evil people know right from wrong.
That said… we all know the difference between right and wrong. We all have that sense… a gift from God… that ‘inner voice’ …CLEARLY telling us … it’s OK… or, it’s NOT ok. That voice… is the Holy Spirit, who, inwardly… is telling us to ‘stay the course.’ Pay attention to the details. Examine the consequences. We are told in John 14:26 – But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have told you.
For some of us… circumstances allow us adequate time to reflect on the entire matter. For others… the ACT of doing this, or that… demands immediate response, because satan has presented ‘the fruit’ such so… that it is almost impossible to reject. Remember what satan said to Eve… Genesis 3:4 – The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
When one is trying to determine… ‘What should I do’…we can find countless ‘rules of discernment’… but I can reduce all of those… to just FOUR rules. 1. What would your Spouse advise you to do? 2. Would your children admire you for your choice? Would your parents approve? 4. What would Jesus do? If you know the answer to these four questions… then, you will always be in the ‘Will of God.’
…Many Blessings as we, all… seek God’s will in our lives… cjlb… 4/23/2018