Can we define our own morality?
This was my question of the day about two weeks ago on my Facebook page; it did not get any takers for opinions.
One either it was too deep of a question or it was one of those no duh questions but regardless it is something that people sometimes do.
My answer is no; we cannot define our own morality only God can define morality and he already defined what it is not and how we stay away from immorality.
Now one might say then “where are those definitions and guidelines and if you say they are Biblical are we then supposed to read the Bible every time we are faced with a moral dilemma”?
Well it would not hurt to do some reading now and then but one does not really have to go too far and read Exodus 20 and you get God’s definition of what he expects from us, they are called the Ten Commandments and they pretty much cover it all.
You might also skim over to Matthew 22: 37-40 37 “And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the great and [o]foremost commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’40 On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”
With these two commandments we follow all the Ten Commandments in Exodus and any other rules and laws that are defined by man.
Understanding we are all sinners and we will always fall short that is a given and to make things more interesting we live with unbelievers that sometimes don’t see eye to eye with the Ten Commandments and Jesus’ 2 commandments.
We live in a world that sometimes likes to make up and pass new laws that hide or make the wrong look and feel right.
What makes us viable in this world of sin is that God gives us Grace, if we accept his son Jesus in our lives then we are forgiven.
We are not worthy of his grace but it is a free gift all he asks is we follow him but we cannot define our own morality and toss God’s moral law aside and expect grace afterwords.
He will convict your heart and he will do that because he loves you 1 Thessalonians 1:4-6. The question is will you look, listen and know that conviction when it happens and what will you do when it comes?