We’re all susceptible to spending a fair amount of time and energy evaluating the lives of others, passing judgment on whether or not they are doing the right thing in their lives. But what really should matter to us is how we’re doing with our own lives.
The Bible warns us that we should not look with contempt toward others because of what they may or may not be doing. The reason? It’s simple. We will all stand before the judgment seat of God to give an account for ourselves (Rom.14:10).
That said, we should be much more concerned about whether or not we are doing what’s right, and less concerned about what the other guy does.
Doing what you know is right can be one of the best things you can do with your life. It liberates you from fear and guilt, and enables you do look to your future with confidence as you seek to make the most of your days.
Just this morning I saw a news report about a woman who had chosen to do the right thing after being engaged in an evil activity for eight years. Recently, her conscious began to bother her, and finally she came to the point where she could not be involved in this activity any longer. She had to do what was right – and she did.
And the result? She’s happy and feels clean. She’s looking forward to the rest of here life knowing she’s done what’s right.