Right and wrong

God’s Word – the only objective standard for living! 

Judges 17:1-6

There was a man named Micah, who lived in the hill country of Ephraim.  One day he said to his mother, “I heard you place a curse on the person who stole 1,100 pieces of silver from you.  Well, I have the money.  I was the one who took it.”

“The Lord bless you for admitting it,” his mother replied.  He returned the money to her, and she said, “I now dedicate these silver coins to the Lord.  In honor of my son, I will have an image carved and an idol cast.”

So when he returned the money to his mother, she took 200 silver coins and gave them to a silversmith, who made them into an image and an idol.  And these were placed in Micah’s house.  Micah set up a shrine for the idol, and he made a sacred ephod and some household idols.  Then he installed one of his sons as his personal priest.

In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.


Israel had departed from the covenant standards of conduct found in the law, therefore everyone “did what seemed right in their own eyes”.  This sounds like what goes on today.  You know, there is right and wrong.  And the standard for which to base right and wrong is God’s Word.  It is not subjective or relative.  So, the question to ask is “Am I doing what’s right according to God’s Word?”  If you are, great!  If not, then you need to come to God, confess your sins and seek His forgiveness in Christ.  Whether you are young or old, this applies to you!

~ by StraightUp Faith on January 1, 2008.

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