No one disputes God’s directive to do the right thing. The prophet was clear when he said, “Maintain justice and do what is right” (Isaiah 56:1).
That leads to an obvious question. Why should we do the right thing?
Psychologist Jordan Scotti has an answer: “There is psychological research that suggests that engaging in prosocial behavior – such as altruism, cooperation, and caregiving – increases our well-being.”
Dr. Christopher Peterson adds, “Those who do the right thing are less likely to suffer from dissatisfaction.”
You expect me to fill this space with unambiguous statements about staying sober, ending affairs, and avoiding unwanted behaviors. But it is important to remember that God commands us to do the right thing because he knows we will be better off as a result.
Recovery Step: If you aren’t willing to stay sober for someone else, do it for yourself.