The Book of Judges ends with these words.
Judges 21:25 King James Version (KJV)
In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
Here is how John Wesley remarked on that verse.
Right in his own eyes — What wonder was it then, if all wickedness overflowed the land? Blessed be God for magistracy! (from http://www.christnotes.org/commentary.php?com=wes&b=7&c=21)
Nonetheless, that cryptic remark did not seem to be sufficient. Therefore, in a latter era King Solomon addressed the same issue in the Book of Proverbs.
Originally posted on Settled In Heaven Blog:
Proverbs Concerning: Our Relationship To The Lord: Prov 3:5-8
5) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
7) Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
8) It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
After looking at proverbs that addressed our relationship with the Word of God (vs1-4), Solomon now shares with us proverbs that will enhance our relationship with the Lord…
5) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
1. Sincere, absolute reliance upon the Lord and His directions.
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