“In his own eyes”

Where they went wrong

“In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right . . .” (Judges 17:6).

The three dots following the word “right” indicate words have been deleted. The title of this article is the missing phrase. Deleting those four words dramatically changes the meaning.

This verse describes the sad decline of Israel in forsaking the true and living God to serve lifeless idols.

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History repeating itself

Many today deny there is an objective, universal standard by which we must live. That standard is God’s word. They lean instead on their own understanding and are guided by their own subjective feelings (Proverbs 3:5-6; 14:12; 28:26a; Jeremiah 10:23; 17:9; 2 Timothy 4:1-4). They do what is right in their own eyes.

Is it any wonder that chaos reigns?

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/

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