In Acts 10:38, Luke summarized the life of the
Lord Jesus Christ in five small and simple words. Luke describes
the Lord as a man "who went about doing good." In those
words is the story of One who, in the shortest time, accomplished
more good than all of us put together. Jesus lived to do good,
only good, always, everywhere, to everybody, in every way. Little
wonder such a fantastic existence divided history into before
(B.C.) and after (A.D.).
The doing of good was His only business. He worked
hard but never too hard. He worked rapidly but never hurried.
He just went about doing good to this fellow beings who were hurting,
lonely, devil-controlled, blind, sin-blasted and hungry.
What is this greatest good that Jesus did so well?
It was clear to the Lord that the greatest good He could do to
His fellow man was bring them to a right relationship with their
Creatorto get them up-to-date in their stance with Jehovah.
Jesus realized that if we start out being wrong about God, we
cannot be right about many other things: to be right regarding
every essential concern in life means we must absolutely start
by being correct about the Lord.
Like a laser beam, Jesus' insight went to the
bottom of our bungled human business.
If men are wrong about God, they are all wrong with Him. If they
are all wrong with God, they are all wrong about and among themselves.
We hurt and harm and rob and ruin one another, because we do not
understand "He (God) is, and He is a rewarder of them that
diligently seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6).
Jesus' message must seem frail to a world of terrorism
and thunder like this one. But, friend, it works! It worked for
Him!! (Hebrews 4:15). Jesus brought new heart and hope to people
who had lost both (John 16:33; John 20:26-28, Matthew 9:2; Mark
16:15-16; Matthew 8:24-27).
The greatest thing on earth is "doing good."
Doing good, like Jesus Christ did, is the highest and finest task
on this war-wrecked planet called Earth.
To be right with God is the beginning and end
of wisdom. There are those of a cocksure nature who maintain "God
Is Dead" and "Look Out For Number One," etc., is
the way to go and the way to be; but, either in this world or
the next, even they will come to understand the simple and sure
goodness of Jesus Christ is the holiest thing earth has ever known.
If we are truly humble and wise, our lives will
have it said of them, "They went about doing good."