During the reign of King Josiah, which took place from 641/640BC – 610/609BC, there was a prophet in the land named Zephaniah. His book, near the end of the Bible’s Old Testament, is a warning to God’s people to repent. To repent means to ‘change our minds and turn another way.’ But not only to repent, he also writes that God is commanding His people to “Seek to do what is right and to live humbly.” Zephaniah 2:2
Seek to do what is right and to live humbly seems to be a follow-up action step to repentance.
It is amazing that more than 2600 years later, those words still speak to us. To our lives and to our hearts.
Doing what is right has always been the right thing to do. It always has been and it always woll be. It’s one of those things that is absolutely universal.
Living humbly has always been the best way to live. It always seems to be where we land when talking about a life worth living. Humble.
Yet the command to do these 2 things is not an easy one, is it?
Becoming a follower of Jesus Christ means we make the decision to do what is right because Jesus did what was right. When it was easy and when it was difficult.
Becoming a follower of Jesus Christ means we make the decision to live humbly because Jesus lived humbly. When it was easy and when it was difficult.
Not just when it is convenient and not just when it benefits us.
Today may we seek to do what is right. NO MATTER WHAT.
When everyone is doing what is right…do what is right.
When no one is doing what is right…do what is right.
Doing what is right, is ALWAYS the right thing to do.
When everyone else is living humbly…live a humble life.
When no one is living humbly… live a humble life.
It is the best and right way to live.
Allow Zephaniah’ words to guide you today as they guided God’s people all those years ago.