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Knowing Right from Wrong(?)

“Reject the wrong and choose the right”
(Isaiah 7:15).

I’ve had this right and wrong conversation with both of my kids on separate occasions.  One particular conversation with my son while he was still a teenager stands out in my mind often. Both of my kids are very smart.  I know I’m their momma and am probably prejudice but if you’ve met them you know!  They can also be very deep and profound sometimes to my frustration. 
I don’t recall exactly what started the conversation but my son had us discussing that...we as humans create our own sense of what is right and wrong. Sure, we have a conscience that helps guide us with that “gut” feeling but ultimately when someone says she/he was right or wrong in a particular situation they are using their own judgement and sense of the word.
An example that comes to mind is; alcohol and drug use may be unhealthy and something against my or your character/standards but who are we to say it is right or wrong to partake?

When it comes to Isaiah 7:15; I think we need to use that inner guide and think biblically... look to the teachings of our Father and His commandments. And never ever let anyone make you feel like the choices you have wisely considered are “wrong”!


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