God’s Wish List: A way to confirm the things we believe are in God’s will | Part 2 of 3
This continues to explain why God gave us a way to confirm the things we believe are in God’s will, really are and not just what seems right to us. It also continues to look at some specific things that God desires but are seldom if ever connected directly to serving God.
Proverbs 16:25 says, “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” This short verse shows us how we can believe sincerely that we are doing exactly what pleases God, but still be wrong.
One of the ways that seems right is our conscience, and that leads us to believe that if we do enough good things then they overrule the bad things. It also shows us that our ways are far from God’s ways. No doubt if we were God, we would never allow all the evil things to continue as they are on earth. God’s purpose for this creation is for each person to make individual choices, just as Adam and Eve did. God put a bad tree in the garden and simply said don’t eat that. That is what God is doing in each life. Our conscience lets us know what we shouldn’t do, but just following our conscience can’t get rid of the bad choices we have already made. God’s salvation can take care of those sins, but not the problem of doing things the way that seems so right for us. That’s why God gave us a way to find the truth, so we can make good choices as we go.
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