At one time or another, we all have done what we thought was right in our own eyes. There are times in life when we evaluate the situation in front of us and forge ahead with what we think is best. Often, we only consider what we want to do in terms of our relationships, our purity, our jobs, etc.
But when we reflect on our lives, there are some decisions we wish we hadn’t made. Instead of seeking God’s direction, we did what was right in our own eyes.
Throughout the Psalms, King David constantly petitioned to God to help him fix his eyes on God’s commands. In Psalm 119, David says,
Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word (Psalm 119: 35–37).
David understood that by keeping his eyes focused on God’s law, he would be less susceptible to doing what he thought was right in his own eyes.
David wisely used God’s Word as a filter for decision making. Thus he was able to do what was right in God’s eyes, rather than his own.
Are you doing what is right in your own eyes?
Are you looking to God’s Word to direct your paths?