The “Almost Rights”


A quote which has impacted me immensely is this one by late preacher, Charles Spurgeon:

“Discernment is not knowing the difference between right and wrong. It is knowing the difference between right and almost right.”

So very often I mistake either “good” feelings or favorable circumstances as direction from God…Instead of readily looking to Him in prayer and checking it out alongside Scripture.

Friends, God’s plans are right and good. His right is the only right. It’s when we follow the “almost rights” that we witness, all-the-more, how much we need to depend of Jesus…not our opinions. But God’s redemptive work on the cross even covers the “almost rights” we commit (Prov 3 and 14).

Today let’s rest in the reality that God came down to both save us and reconcile us. No matter how often we fail and miss the mark, God’s finished work on the cross was final…and His leading is faithful (Philippians 1:6; Romans 8).