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Sandra Blackmer

is features editor of Adventist Review.

Do What’s Right Because It Is Right

Repetition, many say, is the key to recall. This proves true for me with a sermon I heard some decades ago. All I actually remember about the sermon is one sentence: “Do what’s right because it is right, and leave the consequences with the Lord.” The presenter repeated this phrase incessantly throughout the message, and although the numerous repetitions seemed irksome, I have never forgotten it.

Stories abound of unexpected rewards for “doing what is right” when it doesn’t seem personally advantageous to do so. Harman Singh in South Auckland, New Zealand, for instance, was brought to tears by a magnanimous gesture by a local news station …

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