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Proverbs 16:1-2

Happy New Year to all of you! As promised, we’ll start 2011 by picking up with Proverbs 16.

verse 2: “All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives.”

Why do you think most sports have officials? Take football, for instance; why do we have the referee and their officiating crew? What if both sides were to just agree to abide by the rules, not to cheat and not to play dishonestly? Well, that might work for a while…but eventually you would have a situation in which both sides would claim that the effects of a play or action were in their favor, even if one was clearly wrong. It would be up to the referee and the other officials to apply the rules independently, and rule who was in the right and who was in the wrong.

People are like that too. There are leaders in world history, that history shows were clearly in the wrong with their actions. Yet when these leaders were interviewed, they claim they did all that they did…for the right reasons! I know an individual whose actions are more than often questioned, because they are not in the best interest of his family. Yet, he’ll plead that he is the victim in these cases, not the one doing wrong!

God knows us better than we know ourselves; after all, He made us! He will judge our actions and our motives from His perspective, and His ruling will be just and right and final…for He is God. Tis better to seek His counsel on our ways, so that the judgment of them will be in accordance with His will.

Something to think about.

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