January 18, 2017 Jonathan Evans

And we can do no better

And we can do no better

 

The desire to do something the right way can cripple the desire to do the right thing. The fear of getting it wrong strangles the conviction of doing what is right. So the mind and heart are convinced that it is better to do nothing than to do something and get it wrong. 

 

But to do what is right is sometimes to do what is right simply because it is right to do. We do the thing that seems right in the manner that seems best at the moment, and we can do no better. We cannot control consequences, only actions. If God in his wisdom gives actions, then in his wisdom he can take their consequences and make something good of them. 

 

God does work all things together for good. “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9). “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.” (Proverbs 16:33) His is the wisdom and sovereignty and power, ours is the obedience and trust and rest.

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