I was saddened this morning to hear about the death of Wilford Brimley. He was an actor that was an extra in lots of westerns. He starred in the 1985 film “Cocoon.” but he was known in his later years as the spokesman on Quaker Oats commercials. I’ve thought about his famous “line” over the years. “Quaker Oats – It’s the right thing to do and the tasty way to do it.” “It’s the right thing to do” – think about it. How many people do things in our society because it’s the “right thing to do.” How do we know what’s right and what’s wrong?
Yesterday, we were watching something on the History Channel about “gunslingers,” and they had show on Bass Reeves. He was a lawman who rounded up outlaws in the Oklahoma territory after the Civil War. At one time, he arrested his own son, Bennie, because he had committed murder. He watched his son stand trial where he was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Parents today go out of their way to blame others for what their children do – they try to pay their way our of trouble, but Bass Reeves saw it as his duty to uphold the law. “It was the right thing to do.”
Honoring our parents, obeying the laws of the land, and showing respect to those in authority are just a few things that many today have lost. I’m stunned by the number of young people who don’t have a love for our country and our flag. What happened? There are many people who feel that “it’s not their fault,” and make excuses for what others are doing. We must remember that all will be held accountable for the deeds that they have done on the Day of Judgment. You and you alone will stand before God on that Day.
Today is the Lord’s Day! Are you going to gather together with other Christians to worship the Lord?
“God so loved YOU that He gave His only begotten son” (John 3:16). We know what He was willing to sacrifice. What are you willing to do for the Lord? Are you willing to read His Word? Are you willing to humble yourself before the cross, be baptized to wash away your sins, and strive to live a righteous life in His sight? “Why should I?”, you might think. Let’s just say – “It’s the Right Thing To Do.” Simply Blessed, Courtney