Good For Nothing.

My friend, RJ is a great catch. He is very respectful with girls, doesn’t sleep around, does good deeds, and is always there to help a friend in need.

He doesn’t lie, he doesn’t cheat, he doesn’t steal and he doesn’t covet. I’m also pretty sure he’s never murdered.

In his mind, he considers himself a good guy.

So if heaven is fair, how come he’s single?

I have many friends who are well-behaved, don’t consciously do anything bad, give up their seat for pregnant women on the MRT, and have even helped that old auntie with a bad back carry her bags and cross the road.

I have many friends who think that good things happen to good people, and good people go to heaven.

Yes… It is good to do good things, but what are you doing these good things for?

If you can’t think of a valid reason to be/do good, then technically you are being “good” for nothing.

This post is not to say go ahead and be a bad boy, but to explain that I think the concept of good is different from the concept of God. I’ll let the bible explain…

James 4:17 – “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”

Luke 6:38 – “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

1 John 3:17 – “But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?”

John 15:12 – “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

Have you ever lived your life, wondering if there was more to life than this? (If you have, read this.)

Romans 3:23 says “For all have sinned and fall(en) short of the glory of God”.

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We all do good things for different reasons. I do good things because I love Him.

Love in deed, is love indeed!

How about you? Why do you do good?

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5 thoughts on “Good For Nothing.

  1. interesting post:) I would like to share my perspective there is neither good nor bad. One quote I can share on that is “It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so” by William Shakespeare.

    consider this. Your friend’s single status has nothing to do with the above actions you shared. Who he is and What he did is all authentically him. He did what he did from his heart and not for reasons. If love is based on him being good, will love cease if he is not good? Love is acceptance:)

  2. The “golden rule” as noted since the beginning of human civilization, across all cultures is
    “do unto others as you would want done to yourself” (or some variation of that).

    That is why people do good 😉

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