Where does the desire to do good come from? A more impactful perspective to this question is what does it mean to know what is good in order to be able to perform the task… or develop the correct attitude in life, or be willing to cause the proper actions to happen? So many of us make mistakes. For examples- the error of conceiving love when one is not experiencing a healthy relationship, the sickness caused upon someone because one fails to understand good moral ethics, the sadness of lost while all intensions were good. One cannot be saved because one sincerely wants to do the right thing. This brings a level of sorrow to the dawn of our creation.
“It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart. – Ecclesiastes 7:2
This brings another matter to consider when experiencing the course of salvation. One should “care” enough to want to be “good”. What light does this statement bring? We are not the creator of ourselves. We did not make the blueprint of life. One should consider their purpose and why it’s important to be successful for whatever reason they were put here to live. Consider these words within the scriptures.
“… so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthen with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience. Colossians 1: 10&11
In other words, our purpose for being here on Earth and given life at all was simply to bring glory to our creator; for it pleased Him to do such a thing. And we should care enough within our lives to want to do this. This moral brings all the colors into life. Otherwise, all reality will be black and white, then God would be no more than a subject Himself, whereby, we can judge, analyze and bring opinion to base our limited and meek understanding of knowledge of right and wrong.
Our course in life to be righteous before God comes from a deep human desire to want to please our Lord in the life we live. What more purpose is there to have? In considering the pain in life, plus, the light verses darkness of fate which we witness as we experience salvation, one must grasp their minds around a central purpose of judgement, some sort of conclusion to all this matter. We can look upon the conclusion given within the good book, God’s Words itself, the Bible. We can glance through the pages of Revelations. When you understand the institution of marriage and consider the reality of this being the mirror image of the Book of Revelations we see deeper in the meaning within God’s Word and His plan for human’s salvation. Then we consider the vast pit of death itself whereby one finds resurrection of life through the passing experience of life here on Earth. Well, at least the ones here on Earth who embraces a relationship with Jesus as an acceptable pathway for them to follow and honor their lifestyle. One can glimpse into eternity and witness a sound reason for a purpose when they consider their lives being a pillar of growth, birth, pain, jubilant, victory, sorrow, death, outshine, resurrection and then and only then glance into forever to worship to an all powerful being and creator. Who else are we to be considered worthy of all this humility?