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  • Writer's pictureJan Weihl

Is truth relative? (Deuteronomy 12)

Is truth relative today and "right" and "wrong" something we can decide in our own eyes?

Should we do what is right in the eyes of the world or should we do what is right in our own eyes? Or should we do what is right in God's eyes?

What is "right" and "wrong" and "true?"

Deuteronomy 12 gives us some guidance on this consistent with Jesus’ instructions to us as Christians.

Deuteronomy 12:8-9You shall not do at all what we are doing here today, every man doing whatever is right in his own eyes; for you have not as yet come to the resting place and the inheritance which the Lord your God is giving you.”

We have not arrived at the resting place God has planned for us. Until we do, we are to obey Jesus’ Word. Actually we're still to obey Jesus' Word even after we have arrived.

Why? Because if we say we are Christians, that means we are committing to live as “Christ followers” who show our love for Jesus through our obedience to Him.

Jesus said in John 14:15If you love Me, obey My commandments.”

Jesus also said in John 14:6 "I am the truth."

But we want to say we are “Christians” while deciding what is right in our own eyes rather than taking everything before Jesus and saying, “Lord, even in this, I will obey You and do what is right in Your eyes.”

Dear Lord, Please strengthen me with every step and every breath so that I am truly following and obeying You in all things. Lord, please help me to pray and ask You before I speak and before I do and before I type or text.

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