Finding God in the Mysteries of every day

#2145 Finding God in the Mysteries of every day       

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1 Thessalonians 5: 1Do not quench the Spirit, 20 do not utterly reject prophecies, 21 but examine everything; hold firmly to that which is good, 22 abstain from every form of evil.

            Healthy skepticism should be a hallmark of true Christian faith. As you no doubt have heard there are as many wacky theories and theologies out there which are propagated through the media, or through any number of small-minded spite groups who want to use the Bible and Christian faith as some sort of weapon to put down and subjugate ne group of people or some group of individuals they find inconvenient. By “hold (ing) firmly to what is good” we can stave off the weirdness that seems to arise all too frequently among so-called Christian folk. The discernment of spirits is a gift of the Holy Spirit according to the apostle Paul in his letter to the Corinthians addressing their (stupid) conflict over spiritual gifts. (1 Corinthians 12:10)

            This discernment is not a gift which God withholds. Rather, it is a gift which must be asked for, (vis Solomon asking God for wisdom) it must be cultivated, (1 John 4:1) and above all this wisdom must be followed to our peril.

Know went to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em

Kenny Rogers

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Larry M Lawrence is an author, composer, Musician, retired pastor, and lives in Missouri with his wife Jane.

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