There is a big problem with “Doing what is right in the eyes”. As Proverbs 21:2 says Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts. (KJV)
That means what ever you do it is right in your eyes. It only makes sense because if you thought you were wrong you would surly change. Wouldn’t you?
Well, as a Christian, or anyone for that matter, we should be doing what is right in God’s eyes. We should always test what we think is right using the Bible as the standard of what is right in God’s eyes and if it isn’t right in God’s eyes we should change.
Do you think you are doing what is right in God’s eyes? How about testing a little of what you do and what you believe against the Bible.
First, do you believe that you should pay your taxes?
Well what does God say about paying taxes?
When asked about paying taxes Jesus said, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s” (Mat 22:21, Mark 12:17, & Luke 20:25). To not pay taxes should not even be a consideration as Caesar, or anyone that is owed taxes, already owns the money. It would be stealing from Caesar if taxes were withheld. It is really not a matter of if you think they are justified or fair.
So far you think that you are right because you do pay your taxes, but do you exalt those who would not pay taxes? Do you think it would be right in God’s eyes to make heroes out of those who would not pay taxes? Are the founding Fathers of these United States heroes in your eyes? Hummm
Romans 13:1&2 (NIV) says, “Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.” Do you make heroes of those who rebel, or rebelled against the authority that God established? Even in God’s house? Are the Founding Fathers heroes in your eyes?
So far you are not doing to good in this test, are you?
How about Democracy? Do you think it right in your eyes for men to choose their own leaders? Again I must refer to Romans 13:1 where the Bible says that God appoints the authorities, yet my brothers say, or usually imply that I should vote. Who am I to interfere with what God clearly says He does. I don’t know who God wants to be the authority and neither do you. Is it right in God’s eyes for men to choose their own leaders?
I could go on and on, but my point is what we are doing in this Country is not right in God’s eyes. You would agree if you would compare what you think about this form of government and what you are doing with the Bible as your standard, but you are right in your own eyes and therefore you have nothing to repent of. Hummm