The ONE THING for today

Every little decision…

Every decision you make is a moral decision.

For example, when you choose to give money/food to a homeless person you are also choosing to not give those resources to your family or others that may need help.  Your choice may be perfectly acceptable and morally the correct thing to do—but nevertheless, you are making a moral call and it involves more than just the action at hand.

One more example…

Suppose you eat out ten times a month.  Every time you give your order you are making a moral call.  You are spending your money to feed yourself in light of your ability to help others eat as well.

Say for example, you choose to cut back on what you ate in order to save a dollar each meal.  At the end of a month you would have saved 10.00 which could be used to feed a hungry child somewhere in the world.  Do that for twelve months and, while not compromising your own health, you have given health to a child somewhere in the world for an entire year.  The point is, when ordering your meal you are not just choosing what looks appealing or what your stomach is growling for, you are making a moral decision that involves others.

I could give dozens of other examples but hopefully the point is clear: every decision you make is a moral decision and to intentionally ignore that fact is morally wrong.

  • The ONE THING for today: Cultivate the habit of asking yourself before making any decision: “What is the most moral thing I can do concerning this decision?”

John 3:19-21 (NKJV)

19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

2 thoughts on “Every little decision…

  1. Certainly thought provoking, Pastor. IF we “give” something that is “easy,” is that giving so meaningful as one that requires a sacrifice? Perhaps we should seek God’s will regarding a decision, an opportunity, a conviction to give above and beyond.

    Spouses splitting a meal and donating equal amount to those in need has its own reward. God has been directing me toward this.

    Sandi Sharp

    • Hey Sandra, you asked about “easy” giving vs. sacrificial giving (Which is better?). Good question. I really don’t think it is an issue of which is better; I think both are required. The important thing is being sensitive to and obedient to the whisper of the Holy Spirit when he prompts us to give/share. So don’t beat yourself up if you’re not donating blood and a kidney everyday 🙂

      Most often our giving is like the little boy’s lunch–offering what we have to Jesus to bless and use. In the end, we go home with far more than we ever gave away.

      Blessing, dlk

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