This verse is a very interesting comparison of dealing with man’s moral Will. The gist of it is…”If I see someone getting away with evil and not getting caught or punished for it, I might as well do it too!” But anytime we have an improper attitude towards our fellow man, or conspire to do wrong just because we think we can…this verse warns us that our moral compass is way off.
The Lord is rather emphatic here…stop doing things that are contrary to His will. Rather, practice what is morally good. So just how do we learn to do right? The Bible tells us that the starting point of knowledge is the fear of the Lord…so accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior is that first step. We then start the journey of learning who Jesus is…discovering the plan and purpose He has for us…and adding to our knowledge with daily Bible study and application. Learning to do right is a life-long study of becoming more like Jesus every day.