Tuesday: September 22, 2020
Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the heart.
There are universal ways of doing things considered acceptable and personal ways which of course suggests they are individualised. When people join organisations, they do so with their personal beliefs and attitudes, individualised barometers and standards of operation. However, upon joining, they are introduced to a new set of universally applicable standards which in a many cases, may override what they already hold on to.
Personal beliefs are so subjective that in the eyes of those who hold them, to lose them is to lose themselves. To relent in pursuing those values are equivalent to clear and obvious failure. Thus, although not all personal beliefs are to be celebrated, to those who hold them, they are the highest standard. Hence, our proverb today: ‘to the eyes of man, every way of his is honest and right, but it is the Lord who weighs the heart”.
Each of us have standards we seek to uphold: moral socio-economical, emotional, or even academic. But those standards really amount to little unless we hold them up against a higher standard- God’s standard.