What is good?

Yesterday’s quote was, “The good you do is not lost though you forget it. (Unknown) Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. (1 Peter 3:9)” I needed the reminder that “good” is never lost, though perhaps forgotten or misunderstood. In a “heavy” conversation with a good friend on Saturdy, the good I was trying to be got twisted. Apologies were in order and the wound is healing. This morning I remembered in Luke 18:18-20 how a ruler asked Jesus, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus replied, “Why do you call me good? No one is good – except God alone.” Today’s quote is, “The giver makes the gift precious. (unknown)” It seems to me that then what we do for God is the good and that is not lost because He is good. He somehow irons out the wrinkles of our intent and humanness. As I read the verses around 1 Peter 3:9, I see a context, perhaps advice, to seek to live in harmony, respecting our others, being compassionate and humble. In our “topsy-turvy” world of today those words feels very counter-cultural and open to interpretation but it is clear that Peter admonishes us to turn from evil and do “good,” act as God would have us act. Many blessings as you go through today seeking to do “good.”

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