False Assumptions

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

“Micah consecrated the Levite, and the young man became his priest and lived in the house of Micah. Then Micah said, ‘Now I know that the LORD will prosper me, seeing I have a Levite as priest.’ – Judges 17:12-13 NASB

It was a time when “there was no king in Israel” and “every man did what was right in his own eyes.” Reflecting this spiritual anarchy, a woman had an image made that became a shrine, worshiped by her family.

Continuing the family tradition, her son, Micah, rejected the commands of God and essentially developed his own religion, even recruiting his own personal priest. To him, God’s Word no longer mattered. He became his own judge of what God wanted, and reserved the right to interpret His Word in whatever way he wanted. The result was a life filled with errors, and tragedy.

How many people are like Micah? They do not want to submit their lives to God or His Word. They want to do things their way, convinced that they are right, about everything. They only respond to messages that confirm their private interpretations.

Each of us can become just like Micah, assuming that we know God’s will. Closing ourselves off from the work of His Spirit, we can follow personal preferences. The Bible warns that we need to be on guard against these possibilities, and
realize how easily we can go our own way and be deceived by our own thoughts and feelings.

In your life, seek to be on guard against deception and false assumptions. Surrender your life to the Lordship of Jesus. Make Him the Lord of your mind and heart, your thoughts and plans, and every part of your life.

Be careful what influences you, making sure you base your thoughts on God’s Word. And learn to be more sensitive to His Spirit, always seeking to do things His way, not your own.


Prayer: Father, please keep me from making false assumptions. Search my life and help me see if there is anything that is displeasing to You. I surrender my life to You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.