Thursday, March 1, 2018


Whatever happens, keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants you to do.  Don't turn away God's Spirit or ignore prophecies.  Put everything to the test. Accept what is good and don't have anything to do with evil.

1 Thessalonians 5: 18 - 22

How do you know the difference between Good and Evil?  What is the test that will let you know if something is one or the other?

Most people believe that the way to determine Good from Evil is to ask whether or not something is “Legal.”  If it is not against the law, then it must be good.  And if it is contrary to the laws of your land, then it must be bad.  But those are not the tests that will tell you the difference between right and wrong.

The fact that “everybody is doing it” is not important when you want to test an action and see if it is something you should do.

If everyone on earth approves of something, but God does not then you know that it is wrong and you should certainly avoid doing it!  

But when God reveals in His Word that something is the right thing to do, then you should ignore the opinions of those around you and do it!  And that, of course is the way to judge everything in your life.  “What does God say about it” must be the first question you ask when you learn of some “new thing” that others are encouraging you to do!

The answer to that question is the answer to whether or not you should adopt that thing into your life!  In the United States many people have decided that it is perfectly fine for a couple to live together without being married.  That is a change that we made without considering what God thinks about it.  

Test everything, and then decide whether or not something is “Good or Evil!”

“Lord Jesus, help me not to change with the world around me and embrace things that You hate.  May Your Name be Praised now and forever.  Amen.”

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