“I don’t see anything wrong with it.” How often that foolish statement has been used as the standard to justify a person’s actions. “Behold, I thought” kept General Naaman a leper (2 Kings 5:1-11) and Saul of Tarsus a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent man (Acts 26:9; 1 Timothy 1:13).
Psalm 143:2 reminds us that in God’s sight “no one living is righteous”. The guilt of sin is universal. Because sin pollutes our tastes and jaundices our eyes, determining what is holy and good and just is not decided by what you or I think or feel. We are not omniscient and cannot be totally objective; therefore, the only thing that matters is what God says.
God is righteous. Thus, He knows what is right.