Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the hearts.
[Proverbs 21:2 NKJV]
We all like to feel that we are right; that we did the right thing; behaved well in difficult circumstances; made the right choices in life. We all want to hear “This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased.”
The reality is often very different. Maybe we cover our inadequacies with a veneer of righteousness, or maybe we are blind to them, or perhaps they overwhelm us. Solomon in his Proverbs tells us the every way of a man is right in his own eyes, so if you are bold and ambitious that is the right way to be; if you are weak and faltering, that too is correct.
We look around us and see examples of people on the world stage who each believe that they have right on their side. They will all fall on their faces — their pride, arrogance, self-righteousness will be their undoing ... and ours also, unless we choose wisely.
We all have that choice: serve ourselves or serve God. It always comes down to that; death or life; me or Jesus, who will prevail in my life? Will it be my way in everything, or God’s way in some things first, which leads us into His way in everything?
The Lord who weighs your hearts, knows the answer.
Do we “follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth”? He will take us through the strange dark things — we must follow Him “whithersoever He goeth.” “For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and He shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes” (Revelation 7:17)