Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Occasionally one sees a bumper sticker that declares, “If it feels good, do it.” A friend of mine told me that when he sees such a sticker, he is sorely tempted to ram that automobile. I asked why. He said, “Because I would like to have that driver ask me, ‘why did you ram my car?’ Then I could reply, ‘Because it felt good to me, so I did it.’”

When deciding whether or not to do something, there are much better questions to ask. Let me suggest four: First, if most people do what I am considering, would the world be a better place? Secondly, if I do it, would I mind if my deed became public knowledge? Thirdly, if I do it, would the people who love me most be pleased? Fourthly, would Jesus do it?

“The Lord will guide you always.” (Isaiah 58:11)