In Your Own Way

1 12 2011

“In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” Judges 21:25

This is a fair description of our world today. As morality crumbles and the “if it feels good do it” philosophy takes over we see an ever increasing wickedness in society. What is even more disturbing is that this same trend exists in professing Christian churches. We hear things like “worship God in your own way” We have turned devotion of God into a stylish system that makes us feel the most comfortable. We believe that God just wants us to be happy and do things our way as long as we say we are doing it for Him.
Jesus condemned many by saying “these people honor me with their lips but their heart is far from me, in vain do they worship me.” We have turned the worship of God into a vanity. We shun holiness calling it legalism, we make our church services as cultually relevant as possible while ignoring the fact that our culture is evil and we are to be a church ( meaning called out assembly)
Instead of offering hope to the world we say “come to our church where you can be youreself” we forget that God demands repentance and a willingness to let Him change us. Instead of doing what is right in our eyes we need to examine all things in the light of the Scriptures. Paul the apostle said to “try all things hold fast to that which is good.” (1 Thess. 5:21) If you are doing what is right in your own eyes then please heed the warning of Solomon, “There is a way which seemeth right unto man but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Prov. 14:12)

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