We live in a world of many religions and there is a constant call to be more tolerant of other peoples beliefs and views. You have your god and I have mine.
Some people would say that it is wrong to claim that “my way is the only way.”
This morning we want to look at the question, “who decides what is right?”
Acts 17 – Paul had been on Mars Hill and he saw alters and gods that people worshiped. When Paul saw this approach of “many gods” he pointed the people to the creator.
John 1:1 – When we are talking about who gets to decide what is right and what is wrong, a good place to start is the creator. The one who made all things.
Acts 4 – Peter & John had been in prison and were released miraculously. They were then joined with the other believers praising God and praying, they said this, “Lord, thou art God which hath made heaven, earth and sea, and all that in them is.”
Romans 5:8 – Jesus was also the one who died for our sins. He did it while we were yet sinners. He is also a good candidate to be the one who should be able to decide what is right and what is wrong.
Jesus said that He is the “way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.”
We can conclude, like Peter did, that we aren’t going anywhere else. Jesus is the answer to everything. We don’t live in a world that will be judged according to the way we see it, it will be judged according to the way that God sees it.
Matthew 7 – When we make decisions in life we like for them to give us some flexibility. Jesus says that there are only two ways, not more… the reason being that there are two destinations.
Proverbs 1:15 – Talking about following those that are leading us down the wrong road. Don’t follow their path!
God is the one that decides, and His ways, His thoughts are higher than ours. When we choose a road we are choosing a destination.
Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3, Ephesians 2:1, Proverbs 3:5, Revelation3:19 – So, what do we do if we discover that we’re on the right road. All of us have been on the wrong road. If we are always doing what is right in our own eyes, we are probably on the wrong road. Revelation tells us that repentance is the answer, turn around and go the other way.
Daniel 4 – It became clear to Nebuchadnezzar who decided which way is right and which way is wrong. Nebuchadnezzar eventually repented and worshiped the God of heaven, determining to live in the truth and judgement of God’s ways.
Am I doing well? Am I choosing roads and making decisions that will lead to the destinations that I am looking for?