There’s a song I grew up listening to as a kid. It’s stuck with me and now more than ever I love the simplicity of the message.
Here’s some principals I want to point out from these lyrics. First of all, doing right starts with a deep purpose and conviction about what you believe. Second, don’t contemplate or justify, go head strong and do what you believe. Third, realize there’s often a price for doing right. Make sure you count the cost so you’re not taken off guard. Fourth, persevere to the end. One right decision doesn’t justify your bad decisions.
And now, the lyrics to “Do Right” by Ron Hamilton (from Patch the Pirate).
From the very start, have purpose in your heart
To do what’s right and never question why.
Never count the cost, though everything seems lost;
The price for doing right is sometimes high.
Right is always right, and wrong is always wrong,
And we must learn to separate the two!
If you love the right, the Lord will give you light;
So seek the right in everything you do!
Do right till the stars fall, do right till the last call
Do right when there’s no one else to stand by you!
Do right when you’re all alone, do right though it’s never known.
Do right since you love the Lord — do right, do right!