Curiosity points in many directions. We can follow it to godliness or to evil. Their are rong waze to spell and their are rong waze to live.
Everybody believes in right and wrong. When we are mistreated, our first impulse is to say, “That’s not right!” or “That’s wrong!” If there is no right and wrong, then you have never been wronged or mistreated, and there’s no such thing as “rights.”
We like to blame other people for the guilt we feel, but guilty feelings come from our own awareness of our own wrongdoing. It’s usually easy to know right from wrong, but it’s always hard to do right when you want to do wrong.
We humans are all a blend of right and wrong, truth and lies. By ignoring our conscience, we easily confuse morality and immorality. Wrong is deceptive and likes to initially present itself to us as pleasurable and seductive, hiding the pain and misery it carries until it has captured us. Through illusion, confusion, and delusion, wrong can lead us to the false conclusion that it is right.
Freedom let’s you live how you want but it doesn’t give you the right to demand other people’s approval of how you live. Society can make wrong popular, but it can’t make wrong right. Humans don’t determine right and wrong (anymore than we determine what is light and what is darkness), yet we almost all acknowledge some behaviors are morally wrong. No one has the right to tell people they can’t believe certain behaviors are morally wrong.
Sin isn’t a word to use against others. It’s a condition that effects all people. When we are controlled by sin from within (the guilt of past sin and the bondage of present sin), life is quite distressing. Denial is an insufficient solution to sin. Confession, remorse, repentance, forgiveness, and deliverance are much more effective.
Notice the “I” — sIn and prIde. There are so many ways to sin, yet Christ calls us to turn away from all of them and follow Him instead. Many people want freedom from specific sins, but they don’t believe it’s possible. It is! Jesus is still setting people free!
Every time we do wrong, we waste our freedom — trading it for self-inflicted bondage and pain. There’s nothing glamorous about being in bondage to a wrongful behavior and repeating it over and over.
If you’ve done or said things you feel bad about, that means that you have a conscience. Follow it for inner peace. If we humans would follow our conscience instead of our feelings (and public opinion), the world would be a much better place.
Continually choosing to make conscious choices against your conscience, cultivates self-condemnation. Conscience will continue to protest wrongful feelings and desires, even when we bury it as deeply as we can and choose to ignore it.
American slavery was legal, backed by the Supreme Court, and widely considered morally right, even though it was evil. There is no racial supremacy among humans. “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”
Come from within,
Some lead to good
Some to sin.
Which will you chase?