One thing that will move us to rejecting God’s Word as quickly as anything is situational ethics. There seems to be an idea that if we’re right and the other person is wrong, we have a free pass to reject God’s wisdom for managing our life! That’s when we get vengeful, mean and unkind!
When one person wrongs another their sin is pretty straight-forward. They did what they did for selfish reasons. But when we react with an excuse we feel justified. This is why we are told to forgive lest we give place to the devil.
In fact, when Jesus warned us to remain sober, that is referring to sober-minded, whether caused by intoxicants or extreme emotions. We want to remain free of anything that would cause us to make unwise, ungodly decisions. When our emotions are extreme we do not think clearly. Having a good excuse is not an antidote for making an ungodly decision!
God’s Word doesn’t change with our emotions. Our rash, emotional decisions often set us on destructive courses from which we never fully recover. The devil can’t make us do anything, but when we are not clear-minded we might choose his way over God’s way. JOIN ME this week and discover more about knowing your enemy and avoiding his traps.