Tuesday’s Time

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits (Proverbs 16:2).

By who or what is your conscience trained? Who is the supreme authority in your life? For whose approval do you seek in your life? Our conscience will trained by Satan or the Savior; our supreme authority will be Satan or the Savior; the one by which we will be approved will be Satan or the Savior. Everyone has the choice of Satan or the Savior to rule and reign in their lives, but only the Savior will stand as judge.

Justification by Satan: approves sin; condones sin and leaves one on the path leading to eternal destruction. Justification by the Savior: condemns sin; removes sin and places one on the path leading to eternity in Heaven.

God warns against man deceiving himself: If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us (I John 1:8). When we attempt to justify ourselves, by ourselves, we deceive ourselves. Through self-justification, our sins are not “that bad;” through self-justification, our lives are not as bad as others; through self-justification our faith is not “that weak.”

Peter wrote that Christ left us an example, that we should follow his steps (I Peter 2:21). If we step in the footsteps of Jesus, we will remain on the path of righteousness; if we step in the footsteps of Jesus, we will not get onto the path which leads to destruction; if we step in the footsteps of Jesus, we will follow the perfect example; if we step in the footsteps of Jesus, our final destination will be Heaven.

Let us not be clean in our own eyes, but let us be clean by the blood of the Lamb of God.