Who Sets The Standard Of Morality
In the previous lesson, we learned about how God is the main character of the Bible. And for a good reason. When he speaks, things happen. He created everything and doesn’t need our help or dependence on anything. And that is all fine and good. But does that make Him in charge? Yes. God then sets the standard for Morality and Authority.
The one who created it gets to decide. He sets the standard for knowledge, truth, goodness, justice, righteousness, etc.
Psalm 139:1, 4 (CSB)
1 Lord, you have searched me and known me. 4 Before a word is on my tongue, you know all about it, Lord.
He knows everything. God decides everything. Isaiah, the prophet, tells us that God and his ideas and purpose will always be fulfilled.
Isaiah 46:9-10 (CSB)
9 Remember what happened long ago, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and no one is like me. 10 I declare the end from the beginning, and from long ago what is not yet done, saying: my plan will take place, and I will do all my will.
The Source Of Truth
The wonderful thing about truth is that there is only one. Unlike facts, where everyone has different points, there is only one truth. God holds that answer, so whenever you question what is right or wrong, what is good or what is evil, and what is true or false.
1 Then God spoke all these words: 2 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery. 3 Do not have other gods besides me.
18 For God’s wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth, 19 since what can be known about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, that is, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what he has made. As a result, people are without excuse. 21 For though they knew God, they did not glorify him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became worthless, and their senseless hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools
What Does This Mean For Me Now?
The good news is that God is a loving God. He loves you, and he likes you. And because of this, he wants to help you. How does he do this? By showing us an example. As mentioned previously, the Bible is about Jesus, and as we continue, more and more of that truth will be revealed.