Does the end justify the means?

You’ve heard the aged old saying does the end justify the means? I’ve been watching a show recently where the police dept is working on a  case to catch a big time drug dealer. They are pulled off of the case because of the city’s budget constraints and now can’t pay the detectives the overtime needed to put into the case nore provide funding for surveilience equipment to catch this guy. One of the detectives gets a brainy idea that he’ll take advantage of some homeless that are dieing around town and fabricate a murder spree thats going on. He figures that he can get the department to spend the money on this case that he can use to  help catch the drug dealer.  

We often will manipulate alter or persuade others or situations for the benifit of our own gain, or in the example of the case listed above to catch a criminal.

The Apostle Paul states in Gal 1:10… “For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.”  But, what is our true motive? To catch a crook, pay a bill, get rich quick? What is it? All are schemes that we use to dupe ourselves into believing, thinking that we are doing what is right. So, “If you say surely we did not know this, Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?”prov 24:12.  John MacArthur writes in his notes commenting on Ja 4:17 The implication is that they also did what they shouldn’t do. Sin of omission lead directly to sins of commission. “Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.”


One Response

  1. “At the end of the day and throughout the day we must strive to live according to the Word of God, Luke 6:31, “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
    do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. As a man of God we are to be examples in word and deed throughout life.”

    It is so and forward by faith,
    Pastor Tim

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