Parashat D'varim, Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22, "It Seemed Good to Me"

by Tom Killoran

July 25, 2020

Presumption is a sin, and many of us are guilty. We do what we believe is right, but too often without inquiring of God. His ways and thoughts are not our ways and thoughts, so we cannot assume we know His will without asking. The book of Judges is a testimony of doing what we believe is right and getting into trouble because of it. The very last verse of Judges sums up the entire book when it says, "In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes." Solomon recognized this truth when he wrote. "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death." Solomon didn't follow his own advice.
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