The Way of Man

Let's face it.  Most of us a think we are right.  I know I often think I know the best way for everything.  We wander through our day thinking what we think with out ever considering what we think might actually be wrong.  If something or someone does challenge the way we think, we brush it off with some excuse:

"My way is logical..." 
"In my experience..." 
"I was taught..."
"I was raised..."

But who's standard am I trying to live up to?  My own??  

I hope not.  Let me tell you a bit about my own standard.

My standard is wicked.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can understand it? ~Jeremiah 17:9

My standard is not good.

None is righteous, no, not one; no one does good, not even one.  ~Romans 3:10 & 12 

My standard falls short.

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God ~Romans 3:23

My standard is wrong.

There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end it leads to death. ~Proverbs 14:12

Lean on your own understanding and trust the ways of the people around you?  Think that you are wise and follow the rest of society?  It only takes a moment to look around you to see where that leads...

So the answer is no, I am not trying to live up to my own standard.  Luckily, the Creator of the Universe has left me with a much higher ground to stand on and an instruction book.

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 straight your paths.  Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.  It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. ~Proverbs 3:5-8


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