Why do we need absolutes? Can’t we just do our own thing? - Absolutes - TouchPoints

Why do we need absolutes? Can’t we just do our own thing?

Proverbs 21:2People may be right in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their heart.

Jeremiah 7:28Say to them, “This is the nation whose people will not obey the Lord their God and who refuse to be taught. Truth has vanished from among them; it is no longer heard on their lips.”

Jeremiah 9:3-6“My people bend their tongues like bows to shoot out lies. They refuse to stand up for the truth. They only go from bad to worse. They do not know me,” says the Lord. “Beware of your neighbor! Don’t even trust your brother! For brother takes advantage of brother, and friend slanders friend. They all fool and defraud each other; no one tells the truth. With practiced tongues they tell lies; they wear themselves out with all their sinning. They pile lie upon lie and utterly refuse to acknowledge me,” says the Lord.

Proverbs 2:6, 9-10For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. . . . Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy.

Psalm 51:5For I was born a sinner— yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.

From the beginning of time we can see examples of individuals doing what was right in their own eyes with resulting catastrophic consequences to themselves and others. Scripture teaches that we are all born with the desire to sin, and doing our own thing will always lead us away from God, the source of all truth and goodness. Our job is not to pass judgment on God’s ways by devising our own way, but to follow God and all he says.