Friday, March 31 – Isaiah 5:20

Mar 30, 2023

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;

Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;

Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

 

All people reach a moment when they shift from a belief system that was formed primarily by their parents or upbringing to one formed from what they have learned on their own. In some cases, the worldview between parents and children is very similar, but in others, they are completely different. When we are our only guide for what is right and wrong, we will always vary greatly in what we consider good and evil. When a crime occurs, it is not uncommon for witnesses to share different accounts of their common experience. When we appoint ourselves as the primary decision-makers for good and evil, we will inevitably make poor substitutes, trading good for evil along the way.

 

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” This verse is useful for more than just decision-making; it speaks to the foundation we build our lives on. Trusting God with all of our hearts will anchor us in His truth, help us know good from evil and our purpose for life, and give us discernment when decisions seem unclear. When we trust Him, His design for life, His definition of right and wrong, and His purpose for life, He will keep our paths straight. We won’t rely on our own opinions and hope for the best but instead trust in the Eternal One who holds all things together.

 

  • When have you tried to make excuses to justify something you knew was wrong?
  • What does it look like to trust the Lord with your worldview instead of primarily trusting your own experiences?
  • Pray and praise God that He has given us a way to know Him and His way.
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