In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit. (Judges 21:25, NIV 1984). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
My Musings – An apt discription of anarchy (a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority). “Everyone did as he saw fit.” Let’s drill down a “bit” more: “as he saw fit.” What kind of society would it be where everyone was able to define their our sense of what was right and what was wrong as they saw fit? What kind of society would it be where what that individual determined was right or wrong depended upon how he saw it fit the circumstances?
Perhaps we won’t have to wonder much longer, because that is the direction that society is headed. In fact, we are well on our way. You think we have disorder now? Just wait. A large segment of society has already rejected the authority of the Scriptures. An increasing number of “churches” are beginning to reinterpret Scripture “as [they see] fit.” Choosing to conform to societal norms rather than the Word of God.
We cannot say “shame on you” to a society that is being deceived by the devil. But we can say “shame on you” to churches that are allowing themselves to be deceived. Those who proclaim to be the bride of Christ must not allow themselves to behave like the synagogue of Satan. We must do better. We cannot expect a fallen world to follow a standard that churches keep bending as they see fit.
My Advice – Stand firm. Let nothing move you away from the Word of God.