Is it not by the courage always to do the right thing that the fires of hell shall be put out? (James Smith Bush, Episcopal clergyman)

The Bible says, “If anyone . . . knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them” (James 4:17). So, we know we ought to do the right thing. But, it isn’t always easy. Sometimes circumstances or the influence of others make it seem okay to do wrong. As Bush reminds, however, doing right might take courage, but it is always best.

If you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door (Genesis 4:7). Learn to do right; seek justice (Isaiah 1:17). Let the one who does right continue to do right (Revelation 22:11).