Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. – (Proverbs 14:22, NIV)
Whoever works to do good finds love and loyalty. It is a mistake to work at doing evil. – (Proverbs 14:22, ERV)
Isn’t it obvious that conspirators lose out, while the thoughtful win love and trust? – (Proverbs 14:22, MSG)
When we are intentional to do good with our time, talents and resources, good is what we find. God’s love and faithfulness are made evident to us. However, when we wander astray there are consequences for our bad decisions. God is a perfect father, for He lifts us up and encourages us in the ways we are meant to go, and He corrects and redirects us when we drift from the direction to which we are called. May we ever seek the Lord to lead us in doing good, for His love and faithfulness are ever found by those who pursue His plan.
The pursuit of good,
Is what the Lord planned;
To love each other,
Walking hand in hand.
Where there is goodness,
There’s love and trust too;
For God equips us,
In faith to pursue.
Chase after the good,
And flee from what’s not;
Trust in His leading,
It’s how love is taught.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that as we seek You and listen to how to walk in Your goodness, we discover love and faithfulness. Forgive us for diverting our time or attention from the good You intended. Please teach and lead us to live out the life of love You designed for each of us. Show us how to extend goodness to all those around us so that they may see tangible evidence of Your faithful love. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we perpetually pursue the goodness You intended and praise You for the loving faithfulness that is forever found in You. Amen.
Turn away from evil and do what is good; seek peace and pursue it. – Psalm 34:14