Proverbs 21:2

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,

    but the Lord weighs the heart.

Proverbs 21:2 ESV

Man has an amazing ability to justify his actions or thoughts. However, we must be cautious in this regard because of the nature of sin and its effects upon us. Ultimately, the Lord will sort things out, identifying our true motives and desires.

In the meantime, we are not left without guidance. Proverbs 119:105 suggests one important guide: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Philippians 2:3 is another: “Do nothing from selfish ambition, but in humility, consider others more significant than yourself.”

Using God’s word as a guide and walking in humility are two helpful ways of increasing the chance that “my way” is not just right in my own eyes, but also in the eyes of the Lord.

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