Most human beings tend to develop around the society we each live in. Our minds are focused on having fun, knowing all we can about life, nature and the world around us. We all want to know who we are, where we came from, how we fit in and what is our purpose for living.
Social rules have changed somewhat from my teen years and they continue to change. Wanting me to investigate my own conscience during one of our many talks my father about the changing world he said, “Sandra, what was right will always be right and what was wrong will always be wrong no matter how trends change.” He was saying in the 80’s that what is in right now doesn’t make it right.
Immediately all the lines which tested and crossed as a young girl were bought to mind. He said, “We are all born with a measure of right and wrong. There are no blurred lines.” In that he was absolutely right.
Then he went onto say, “That guilty feeling you feel inside, it’s borne of your character. Listen to your inner voice, trust it and if it feels wrong, then it’s wrong for you.” Yet in all his wisdom in this was where he erred.
There have been plenty of times where I’ve done the wrong thing and it felt absolutely right at the time. Like taking revenge for instance. It felt right at the time and it felt GOOD! But, I knew it was wrong then later regretted it.
God gives me a better vantage point than any earthly wisdom. Each boundary is for my own protection and the lines are never blurred. In Him I trust. Just look at the ten commandments. Do you know anyone who hasn’t broken one of those? Yet it’s God’s standard for holiness. It’s humanly impossible to be good all the time. We live in a fallen world that is broken and unholy.
So how can we ever face a holy God when we are so riddled with sin? Jesus made a way and it’s in God’s grace through Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection that we have forgiveness.
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