Not Rocket Science

17 Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin (James 4).

There are general things which God tells everyone to do; for instance, “Love your neighbor,” or “Read My Word,” or “Talk to Me in prayer”—and not doing those things is sin. Yet there are other, more specific commands, which God tells us as individuals at certain times and in certain places to do; for instance, “Give this,” or “Say such and such,” or “Go there”—and not doing those things is also sin.

Concerning those specific commands, sometimes the hardest thing to do is not the doing of His will, but the knowing of it—and the knowing of it only comes through fasting and prayer. But in the end, it’s not rocket science. Because God’s will is always right, the “right thing to do” is always God’s will, and not doing His will is always wrong, and therefore, always sin.

Lord, help us This Day to know and do Your will. Amen.