“In those days, there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” (Judg. 21:25)
The last verse of the book of Judges is the summation of the book. When the nation had no king, and they wouldn’t accept God’s leadership, all that was left was anarchy.
When we play a game of Scrabble, an agreed upon dictionary keeps every player honest and provides a common standard for real words versus fake ones.
When you go to put gas in your car, a standard measurement of volume is what keeps the gas station from giving you less fuel than you paid for.
Standards matter. Without them, we descend into chaos. The truth of what is right and wrong, ethical standards, must be common and absolute. Without ethical standards, marriages, families, relationships, and nations fall apart – exactly like what we see happening. Evil does not become good just because the majority wishes it so. Nor does good become evil just because people want to stop talking about it.
Truth cannot simply be “what is right in your own eyes” because what if your truth is to persecute my truth? Or what if my truth says your truth is wrong?
Truth is stating things as they are. Truth cannot be what I, or you, want it to be. ‘Your truth’ and ‘my truth’ is nonsensical codswallop invented to make us feel good about doing whatever we want without any responsibility to do what is right.
“The sum of Thy Word is truth and every one of Your righteous ordinances endures forever.” (Ps. 119:160)
Matt. 4:4 #Biblebites