“One's philosophy is not best expressed in words. It is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility”.
We live in an era of what may be called “Post Modernism”. ….
The authority of Scripture and the guidance it provides is no longer important in making life choices. Subjective reasoning replaces objective eternal Truth. Divine ordinances and the authority for which they hold are no longer embraced. This results in decisions being made apart from any authority of Scripture and the guidance it may give in making those decisions. Any future thought regarding the outcome from choices made, is replaced with a focus on the present and on experiences. The central question becomes, “what I feel and what happens to me now is important”. A pragmatic person is revealed and any choices made show, that as a pragmatist, he considers the immediate consequences rather than be guided by authoritative Truth.
Emergency situations are often used as an exit ramp for making decisions that are contrary to God’s Word. Little thought is given to the consequences that will follow such a process in the path of disobedience. Seeking relief is all that matters, disregarding God’s viewpoint. The error in judgment puts the person as the centerpiece for happiness, instead of being in God’s will providing lasting happiness – joy. A spiritual person desires to honor God even if that means discomfort in life for a time.
It has been noted, “The spiritual man habitually makes eternity-judgments instead of time-judgments”. (Thought taken from I Samuel 13:1-23).