(Pro 21:2 KJV) Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
This is a theme that is often repeated in the Word. Men think they are “right” (3477). They view things through their own “eyes” (5869). We tend to make allowances for ourselves and see victory when it is a tie. This can be humbling, if not defeating. How can we trust our opinions?
This can also be uplifting because it means that our basic attitudes are what are weighed, not our specific actions. We are not expected to be perfect or successful in the eyes of the world The Lord “pondereth" (weighs NASB) (8505) all things His way. He looks at the “hearts” (3820) of men. He looks at what motivates. Obedience is important as an attitude that is applied more than action for the wrong reasons.