Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bible in 90 Days - Day 19

I completed another two books of the Bible today. The reading covered Judges 15 through 1 Samuel 2.

The author of Judges (believed to be Samuel) is forced to admit that:

In those days there was no king in Israel,
but every man did that which was right in his own eyes

Judges 17:6.

The problem with doing what is right in one's own eyes is that there is no standard. Even though God did not want Israel to have a king, setting up an earthly government gave Israel a set of enforced rules and laws. It wasn't enough for the Israelites to have God's rules and commandments; they wanted an earthly king. But until the king was designated by God, each man determined on his own what qualified as "right."

I hope that I will always be open to learning the truth about falsehood, sin, and error. I don't want to be found doing what is right "in my own eyes." Instead, I want to do what's right according to God for there is "none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God" (1 Samuel 2:2).

1 comment:

legendswife said...

Thanks for the post. That's great that your going through the bible in 3 months. If were truly seeking, we all should strive in understanding truth. God bless