In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
This is the last verse in the book of Judges. It summarizes the book well. All throughout we see over and over how Israel leaves God and follows after their own desires and disaster always follows.
I see our culture doing the same thing today. Men do what they think is right in their own eyes and answer to no one. They make up their own morals and ethics and we see the consequences of this played out every day across news headlines.
How can we be surprised though? Proverbs 14:12 says “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” When we follow our own desires, nothing good can come of it.
The answer is turning to God and submitting to Him. Proverbs 3:6 says “In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”
Today, let’s remember God in all we do and submit our way to Him. Let’s look to Jesus’s example on how to live our lives and love those around us.
Walking in His steps,