If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them. James 4:17

Recently, three college students went to a second hand shop and purchased a used couch. When they brought it back to the apartment and began to clean it, they found several envelopes filled with cash tucked inside the cushions. Upon opening the envelopes, they found more than $40,000 cash stashed away.

Honestly, no one needs money more than college students struggling to make ends meet. The question in the apartment became, “What do we do?” All three students agreed that the right thing to do was to find the rightful owner of the cash and return it, and that is exactly what they did.

When the students showed up at the original owner’s house, they were greeted by a 91-year-old lady who had been stashing her life savings away in the couch. As you can imagine, this struggling grandmother was more than elated to get her savings back. She rewarded the students with a $1,000.

The students said that $40,000 would have helped more than the $1,000 did, but that is where that Bible verse comes into play.

If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them. James 4:17

So today, do the right thing, regardless, because that’s where the real blessing is.

Think about it and have a blessed day!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D

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