Right in your eyes but wrong in God’s eyes
We are here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday posting an exclusive article for you to examine your spiritual life, not only to find information on the past through Biblical stories. It is to understand if you have been reacting incorrectly or how to use your faith.
He went out the next day, and behold, two Hebrews were fighting with each other; and he said to the offender, “Why are you striking your companion?” But he said, “Who made you a prince or a judge over us? Are you intending to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and said, “Surely the matter has become known.” (Ex. 2:13-15)
When we want justify something through our own eyes we act on an impulse. Moses probably expected that upon returning to the Hebrews he would find support among them since he killed an Egyptian in their defense. He thought he would surely find support from his own people. But those who were fighting asked him who made you prince over all? Are you going to kill us as you did the Egyptian? They didn’t see Moses as an authority and they did not submit to him.
Moses thought he was doing what was right by defending them, but instead he was trying to do justice in his own way.
That is where many people make mistakes when trying to do justice based on their own way of thinking. Why? Because they have not included God! I’m sure that once Moses realized the reality he was disappointed. Instead of receiving support like he expected he was rejected by his own people.
Moses was a Prince, he had all the capacity, education, and training his people did not. The problem was that he did things in his own way. When you do things your way you don’t gain credibility among family and those who are close to you. Because of this Moses feared and fled from Pharaoh.
When we act on an impulse and flee our conscience accuses us. Notice the question the Hebrew asked, certainly this question remained in his head for many years.
After defending his people and being rejected by them he was also rejected by his own family.
That is why you should also evaluate your actions today. Don’t think that you only made mistakes in the past, when you were an unbeliever. Today, even as a Christian who believes in God if you do not watch and realize what mistakes you are making, then you will certainly act upon your own impulses and not submit to God’s will.
If you make sure God is a part of your life, then He will surely guide you, but if you don’t, then everything you do will be done by your own will.
It’s up to you to make this discernment.
Stay in faith. Recognize that the intelligent faith God has given you makes the difference. If you have to fear, fear God and not a man who makes mistakes. If we fear God, we will not have a guilty conscience before man, instead we will be at peace and have assurance. Seek God’s guidance at all times.
Look forward, fix your mistakes and do what is right before God’s eyes.