Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Judgment (Part 21)
In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
Judges 17:6; 21:25 (NKJV)
The state of moral relativity during the years of Israel's judges was a tragic and repetitive theme. The Lord's children disregarded His Words. They were tempted by exciting idols and opportunities they had not known. They preferred pleasure over purity and convenience over obedience.
Therein, men were individual kings, each deciding for himself what was right, each ordering the world as he saw fit, each trying to secure a prosperous life. But conflicts and battles came by result. Because without God's rule, chaos prevails. The happiness they sought evaded them.
The state of moral relativity in America is not just our theme, but an international rock concert. Even believers now hum their own tunes. They are tempted by exciting idols and opportunities they should not know. They prefer pleasure over purity and convenience over obedience.
But when God's children disregard His Laws, each deciding for himself what is right, relative to his own circumstances, good and bad blur like lines in shifting sand. And when virtue becomes a sand castle, it's destined to disappear entirely. Happiness becomes just as elusive.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: Hollywood enjoys the storylines moral relativity invites. Because shipwrecked lives attract watchers. Maybe you'll perform in such a show, but don't dare to bring it home with you.
Morality isn't relative to any Standard outside of Christ.
To Be Continued...
* Previous 4-Part AMTC Devotion Series, Moral Relativity: http://amtcdevotions.org/moral-relativity-aka-whatever-part-1
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Judgment series.