Trust God..or Trust Yourself?

In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
Judges 17:6

Sometimes it feels like we’re living in ancient Israel and we have no king, everyone does what they think is right.

We’re told today that we must have the virtue of tolerance and not honesty. We must accept everyone the way they say they are and ignore our own desires to live a godly life.

It’s all about peace, love and harmony (like we’re in the sixties again) but have you noticed how all that peace, love and harmony disappears when something happens they don’t like?

I know use highway driving analogies a lot but hey when the shoe fits, it’s like driving down the highway – everyone does what suits them. Outside the car the driver might be a nice guy, inside the car he becomes selfish, he doesn’t care what the speed limit is, he passes everyone and honks at those he can’t. Where are all his virtues now?

Thankfully our God is unchanging. If He said it was wrong to Adam and Eve, it’s still wrong today.

Doing what we think is right is a path to be avoided at all costs. Our way of thinking can be manipulated, we can be persuaded, we are not unchanging. Doing what we think is right leads to modern day Sodom and Gommorah.

I would venture as far as to say that we shouldn’t trust our own intuition without seeking wise counsel from the people in our lives that know us best. They can help discern between your will and God’s. They can speak truth (if you let them) into your life and tell you where you’re wrong. Hopefully you have someone like that, I do, and it’s an amazing thing.

Anyway, I didn’t mean for this to be a rant, just wanted to say that we should ask God before we do things, especially if we aren’t already sure that it’s within His will.

Have a great day and thanks for reading.

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