Right in Our Own Eyes EGP Blog post from October 9, 2012

Judges 21:25 (NASB)

In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

In this age of relative truth (i.e., “what’s true for you isn’t necessarily true for me”), people are doing whatever they think is right by their own standards. While we do have rulers, many of us have ignored the King of Truth.

At the same time, we have many who will tell us how to do things, but few step up to fill the parental or mentor role in people’s lives, leaving many churches as mere “spiritual nurseries.” Paul put it this way in 1 Corinthians 4:15–16, “For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Therefore I urge you, imitate me.” (NKJV)

Often times there are justified desires that God puts in our hearts, but we place our timing to fulfill those desires over God’s timing. However, one day our “eyes,” desires, and timing will be fully aligned with God’s.

Deuteronomy 12:8–9 (NASB)

[8] “You shall not do at all what we are doing here today, every man doing whatever is right in his own eyes; [9] for you have not as yet come to the resting place and the inheritance which the Lord your God is giving you.

Key verses

Proverbs 14:12; John 14:6; Ephesians 4:14–15; Hebrews 4:9–11