John Wesley once said, “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, as long as you ever can.”
Doing good is never wrong. But, what happens when you are treated badly? What happens if someone takes for granted your always doing good? When that kind of thing happens, we can be tempted to ask, “Is it always right to do good? Do you ever stop doing good?”
And the answer to the question is, “No, it’s never wrong to do good.” You don’t stop doing good…even if you are overlooked or taken for granted. You keep doing good.
In II Thessalonians 3, the apostle Paul wrote, “….never get tired of doing good.”
Someone has said, “It’s never wrong to do the right thing.”
What are some “right things”
We can do? Every day, we can help someone. It doesn’t have to be big stuff. Look for small things. Hold the door for someone. Offer to carry something if someone is carrying a load. Tell someone you appreciate them.
Be honest – it’s alway’s right to be honest.
Give – but someone’s coffee or lunch or help someone financially if you feel led.
Volunteer at your church or in the community. Yesterday at the gym I heard a lady talking about volunteering as a cook for her church’s Wednesday night meal.
It’s never wrong to do right.
And, if you are prompted to do something good, by all means do it. Don’t wait.
Country musician Tanya Tucker has a song entitled, “It’s a little too late to do the right thing now.”
It’s never wrong to do right but, if you wait too long it can, perhaps, lose it’s impact.
So, keep doing good.
Paul said, “Let is not lose heart I’m doing good, for in due time we will reap if we don’t grow weary” (Gal. 6:9).
So, keep doing good. It’s always right to do good.