When the children of Israel were located east of the Jordan River and were preparing to enter the land of Canaan, Moses charged them, saying,
“And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the Lord: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers” (Deuteronomy 6:18).
What was the path of safety and victory for the Israelites? To “do that which is right and good in the sight of the Lord” (Compare similar statements in Deuteronomy 12:25,28; 13:18; 21:9).
We use the word “good” quite freely in our conversations about religious matters. Among other things we speak about “good people,” “good ideas,” “good works,” “good congregations,” “good books,” “good speakers,” and “good leaders.” Continue reading