Doing Right in Our Own Eyes

All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the
LORD weighs the heart.
Proverbs 21:2)

Those that ridicule and rebel against God and His commandments
often have their own opinions and philosophy how society should be run.
They believe they know better than God.

All their attempts for living the way they imagine are a waste of
time and are valueless.  Their plans will not work out the way they think
they should. The Creator of man knows what works and His way is always right.

Government leaders and politicians often conspire together to force
their plans on people.  Much of the time
their schemes and leadership are directly in rebellion against God and His

Despite how overpowering and controlling their grasp can be, we
must not allow them to control people.  When they desire to have us in
direct rebellion against our Creator’s will and way they should be
opposed.  In many countries, they can be voted out of their reign of

We see this often in today’s governments.  Laws are made to
permit man to do things God hates and commands us not to do.  Abortion of unborn children has been
legalized.  Homosexuality is encouraged
and taught as an acceptable practice.  Welfare supports those that are not
willing to even work.  Dishonesty and other biblically commanded morals
are often not looked down upon and are not criticized.  God’s way is so
often ignored.

God is not blind to government’s influence and power over the
people.  He laughs at their attempts to oppose His way.  Their plans
and schemes will fail, and He knows this.
As misleading and clever as the perverters of God’s way are, they will
not get away with their rebellion.  One day God’s wrath will fall upon

Isaiah 5:20, 24 reminds us, Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for
light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter….Therefore,
as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so
their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have
rejected the law of the LORD Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of

These Old Testament promises are relevant today.  Many leaders
and politicians think they are above being exposed to what they really are
trying to do.  However, if one is patient, their sin will be seen and they
will reap the consequences for their rebellion against God’s way.  Sin flourishes
and always has unwanted wages.  Unfortunately, so many suffer because of
their sin.

Most people live by their own rules, instead of living by God’s
rules found in the Bible. Some people even corrupt the meaning of the
Scriptures in an attempt to justify their wickedness (See Romans 1:25), whether
it be a divorce or an abortion.

But only God has the right to decide what is good and evil.

Reproduced with permission from Russ Sharrock.

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