Good Morning March 29

There is a question that ethicists in scientific and particularly medical fields asks. “We can do this, but should we do it?” Too often things are done because we are capable of doing them without thinking of the consequences that may follow. Solomon writing thousands of years ago said, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge.”(Proverbs 1:7) This states that there is a standard by which the pursuit of knowledge should be governed. In Matthew 6 Jesus advised the people listening to Him on the mountain side to “seek first the Kingdom of God…”(vs.33) We do much seeking after new truths in this area and in that, but we are not seeking in the area that really matters above all, the knowledge of God and His will. This great ethical question is not limited to scientific endeavors, but really applies to our actions in all of life. We can do such and such, but should we? Actions have consequences. It is only in seeking to walk in closer fellowship with our Lord that guides us in those choices. After all isn’t that what was gained for us by our Lord in the recently celebrated Good Friday and Easter events? Jesus said I have come that you may have life and have it abundantly.(John 10:10)