If the devil can’t get you to do wrong, he’ll get you to do right, wrong.
I love this quote because it’s been true for me. Not that the devil didn’t get me to do wrong, but that it is so easy for me to do right, wrong.
Now, what is Michael saying? He’s saying the same thing that Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” But, what is it that leads to death? I believe that it’s our little self-salvation projects, our attempts to make ourselves right in the eyes of God, and our feeble tries to be right.
The only way for us to really do right, is to stop trying. Period. Game over. Game, set, match. The only way to actually be right is to rest in the finished work of Jesus and simply trust that He did a better job than we ever could. He won and let our name be engraved on the trophy.
So, do right. Stop doing.