Today in my 2nd grade Sunday School class (where I volunteer every other weekend) we started a new verse. It is the first part of Deuteronomy 6:18
"Do what is right and good in the Lord's sight, so it may go well with you"
As I sat talking with these 2nd graders about what this would look and sound like they came up with some interesting answers. Here are some of my favorites:
1. Try to read the Bible every day. (I love how they put the try in there)
2. Pray everyday. At least a little.
3. Obey your parents and help them out, no matter how much you would rather do something fun.
4. Don't let kids be alone at school, play with them.
They have a good idea of what is right and good in the Lord's sight, in my humble opinion. My question is do we do this every day. We as parents. Do we try our hardest to do what is right and good in the Lord's sight.
Do we read the Bible every day? Do we even try? Do we pray every day? Not just at meals or with our children or do we pray and ask God to help us when life gets hard or we get overwhelmed? Do we obey our Father and help him out? Do we follow the Bible in all that we do? Do we donate our time to the orphans and the widows? Do we help the people in our community? Do we make sure that the people in our lives, at work, when we volunteer, at church feel welcome and accepted?
That seems a lot harder than those few ideas the kids put up doesn't it?
But isn't the grace we receive for it worth more than the time we spend doing what God has told us to do? It seems so simple in that verse, but as those small children have pointed out it's so much bigger.
My resolution for this week is to purposefully try to do what is right and good in the Lord's sight. Jesus paid for our sins, for our imperfections that He knew that we had, so that when we make an honest effort to the best of our ability, He rewards us! Isn't the Lord glorious?