Scripture for today: Judges 17:6
Absolute truth or situation ethics? Which governs your life?
Absolute truth teaches that there is truth (the Bible) that is absolute. It is always correct and every decision we make is governed by it. Situation ethics, on the other hand, teaches that each situation determines the decision. In other words, there is no one set of rules that are absolute. Instead, everyone does what is right in his or her own eyes.
In the book of Judges, the Bible says there was a period of time when “… There was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 17:6). That time was marked by chaos.
Think about it; everyone did what was right in his own eyes. in other words, “What’s in it for me?” was the guiding light of the day. If everyone is strictly looking out for themselves, you have a chaotic society.
We are living in a time in America when more and more people do not believe in absolute truth. They do not believe there is a set of rules – laws – that provide guidance in every situation.
Truth is still true, even though we live in a high-tech society. Our lives should be governed by the absolute truth found in the Bible, God’s inspired word.