When the Israelites left Egypt, their leader was Moses, a man who connected directly with God and who led the people just as God told him to do. Years passed, generations passed away and the Israelites turned again and again away from God. They would repent and then God would send them a judge who would assist them in defeating their enemies. Once they found peace again, they went their own way, which was generally not the way of their Lord. They did what was right according to their own opinion. That is at the very core of humanism, a plague more disastrous and destructive than the pandemic we have just been going through.
Humanism is destructive because it is an insidious enemy, drawing people to its beliefs through words that are appealing. Just as the serpent tempted Eve and she gave the forbidden fruit to Adam, that is how this whole philosophy that denies the rule of God spreads. It makes man his own ruler, not answering to any power greater than himself.
As Christians, we know how the story ends. We know that Christ triumphs in the end and all evil is wiped out. It’s the waiting that is hard, isn’t it? The waiting for Christ to return while we watch one group after another declare that they can do what they think is right because they are the only ones who matter. The waiting for sanity to return, for unity to return and for people to declare that God is Lord and there is none other. Unfortunately, like the Israelites, we have a hard lesson to learn and the price for our lack of repentance is a heavy one.
We cannot do what we think is right in our own eyes because God has set the standard in His Holy Word and He expects nothing less than reverence and obedience. After all, He paid the highest sacrifice imaginable, the death of His Only Son, so that we could have the choice of salvation. Yes, it is a choice. That is what is doing right in a true sense. Not the current wave of. “Look over here at this group! It’s a good one to follow!” It is our heart that we follow and our heart needs to have a true compass pointed directly at God. We cannot each do what is right in our own eyes because that leads to the eternal destruction of all society. We are seeing the beginning of that destruction today as brother turns against brother based on skin color or beliefs.
We were meant to know that we are one in Christ. Without Him, we are divided by our own brains telling us that we can do whatever feels good. Drugs? Sure. Sexual promiscuity? Okay. Killing, raping, maiming? No problem. Abort a baby who is an inconvenience? That’s fine, too. Everything in our minds that we want to do is fine, that is until God gets hold of our hearts and resets our compasses. Then and only then can we truly know what our choices should be. We don’t need a king because we have one, the King of kings and the Lord of lords, Jesus Christ, our Savior.
I pray that you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior and that each day you ask God what you should be doing that day that is a right thing to do. Otherwise, you may be following the road to humanism and destruction. God bless you with a true compass and the wisdom to make choices and say words based on God’s truth.
3 thoughts on “What Is Right”
Amen and amen, Vickie. Extremely well said. And Amen to this:
“As Christians, we know how the story ends. We know that Christ triumphs in the end and all evil is wiped out. It’s the waiting that is hard, isn’t it?”
Indeed it is!
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Amen and amen and amen 🙏🏽 because our standards fall so far short of God’s, doing anything, even when it’s ‘good’ in our own eyes, still falls far short of His standard
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Amen! God’s compass is the true one to follow.
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