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What are you Waiting for?:  Do the Right Thing
May 26, 2019

What are you Waiting for?: Do the Right Thing

Speaker: Dr Jon Lovelady | Series: What are you waiting for? | We continue our sermon series that is a simple question: What are you waiting for? All of us find ourselves waiting for the right moment, but it never seems to come. Or we are waiting for the right word, but it doesn’t occur to us when we need it. Or we are struggling over what is the right thing? In the sermon, Do the right thing, we confront the struggle of knowing and doing what is right. What is just? It is very difficult for us because our society has no standard for judging what is right. We find ourselves mired in the mud of entitlement and selfishness! God wants to share with us a different vision from Isaiah 56:1-7. It is a clear message for those who are lost in the mud and want to find the peace and hope of God’s goodness! As you read Isaiah 56:1-7, let it encourage you to seek a clarity of seeing what is truly right for your life and heart! Isaiah 56:1-7: This is what the LORD says: “Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed. 2 Blessed is the one who does this– the person who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it, and keeps their hands from doing any evil.” 3 Let no foreigner who is bound to the LORD say, “The LORD will surely exclude me from his people.” And let no eunuch complain, “I am only a dry tree.” 4 For this is what the LORD says: “To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose what pleases me and hold fast to my covenant– 5 to them I will give within my temple and its walls a memorial and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that will endure forever. 6 And foreigners who bind themselves to the LORD to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant– 7 these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” (NIV)

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