Friday, April 3, 2020
Everyone does what is right in their own eyes
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6 NKJV
Here is a confession of sin common to all God’s elect. They have all fallen, so in a common chorus, from the first who entered heaven to the last who will enter, they all say, All we like sheep have gone astray. The confession is unanimous, but it is also particular: We have turned, every one, to his own way. There is an individual sinfulness about every single person; all are sinful, but each has some special weakness or failure not found in the others. It is a mark of genuine repentance that, while we naturally associate ourselves with others who confess their sins, we also occupy a place of loneliness. We have turned, every one, to his own way is a confession that each individual has sinned in some way particular to himself or herself, or sinned with an aggravation they could not perceive in others. This confession is frank and powerful; there is not a single word to detract from its force, nor a syllable by way of excuse. This confession gives up of all arguments of self-righteousness. It is the declaration of men and women who are consciously guilty—guilty with intensifying factors, guilty without excuse. They stand with their weapons of rebellion broken in pieces and cry, All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way. But we don’t hear a sad wailing along with this confession of sin—the next sentence makes it almost a song: The Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. It is the saddest sentence of the three, but it overflows with comfort. Isn’t it strange that where misery was concentrated, mercy reigned; where sorrow reached its peak, weary souls found rest? The bruised Savior is the healer of bruised hearts. See how the humblest confession gives place to powerful confidence—simply by gazing at Christ on the cross! - C.H. Spurgeon Morning and Evening
Oh this is proven oh so true in this modern world. My friend, really consider what drives you, what motivates you.
Think about the dreams, goals and thoughts you have of the future.
Right now it's very cloudy isn't it? This quarantine, the Coronavirus, has put the brakes on life everywhere. Billions coming to a halt. Businesses are on the verge of bankruptcy, of crumbling. Colleges and Universities shut down. People told to distance themselves from others.
6 months ago nobody thought anything like this would happen.
6 months ago you would be the laughingstock of all who know you.
Guess what. The Bible says that every man will do what's right in their own eyes. And so it is. Throughout history man has turned away from God. Thinking they know more, know better than Him. That this is just some bug to be squashed. Science can find an answer to it.
My dear reader, if this is indeed of God, science will struggle with it until He says so. Not a moment before.
People are in a peculiar situation. What to do with all this time they claimed they didn't have for God.
Sports figures, Universities and Colleges who raked in millions are now deemed worthless. Their millions can't save them.
There is only one who saves. That is still Jesus. The author and perfecter of our faith is also whom every life owes its existence. Satan cannot claim a soul without the permission of Jesus Christ.
Satan and Jesus are not equal. Satan still has to obey Jesus.
Yet mankind still believes they can do what's right in their own eyes.
What has that gotten you?
Really, what has living your way really gotten you?
You may think of all those you have met. All the places you may have gone.
But the reality is if you do not have Jesus Christ as your Savior, you wasted everything. Everything. E v e r y t h i n g!
What good is it to have it all, to live how you feel, and still wind up in torment in Hell? Christians live for Jesus, those who do will spend eternity in Heaven with Him. Those who have not will not see Heaven.
Throughout parts of the old Testament it's written of how often every man did what was right in their own eyes. They suffered greatly for it. Prior to the Great Flood, it's written that the thoughts of men were evil continually. Proof of this Word of God, called the Bible is that man is the same today as he was since way back when.
Where are you today? Obviously you have a lot more time to think. The high volume of viewers to this blog tells me that God has afforded many the time to seek answers. My prayer is that people reading it realize enough is enough with living for yourself. It's time to find the hope you are desperately trying to find. It's found in a right relationship with Jesus.
It's time to come to Christ. Stop looking to world leaders for peace and hope. You cannot find it in them. It's only found in Christ.
Read up on Romans Road. Many websites exist that tell you how you can know you are saved. Soon the rest of Scripture will be fulfilled. Jesus is coming back. Do you want to leave with Him or stay behind to really experience Hell on Earth? Right now you have the opportunity to leave with Him when He comes. Read what is coming in the book of Revelation. What this world is close to being like right now is what the world will be like when the judgments come from God. Which means that the Rapture of the Church is closer than its ever been.
Is you being right in your own eyes really worth an eternal separation from God?
It's no party in Hell. Jesus described it clearly. There isn't a single person there who doesn't wish that nobody else comes there. Whereas they rejected Christ while alive, they certainly agree now that He is real. But they learned too late.
Choice is why everyone does what is right in their own eyes. But choice had to be given to man by God. Salvation isn't forced. It's offered. The choice, my dear reader, is yours.