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Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Most people know this verse and say it means we shouldn’t rely on what seems right – that we should wait for direction from God. Proverbs 12:15 adds to the above verse:

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

Now consider how the gospel of Luke opens:

Luke 1:3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus.

If we are not supposed to do what seems right, should Luke have written the gospel of Luke? He doesn’t say he was commanded by God to do so. He just said it seemed good. Is this a contradiction? No, there is a difference between the thoughts of the saved and the thoughts of the lost. What seems good to a lost person isn’t right because he or she doesn’t have the leading of the Holy Spirit. The saved person has a new heart with new desires and is led by the Holy Spirit. We don’t need to wait around for a command from God. He is already leading us. He already gave us his word so we would know what he wants from us. We who are saved need to get busy and follow God’s leading and do what seems good.

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