A Study on Discernment

Woe to Those Who Call Evil Good!

In a world gone wrong, things can quickly get turned around. In the name of tolerance we call evil good. For the sake of political correctness we call good evil.

How can we expect people to turn from a destructive life of sin when most people can’t even seem to agree on what sin is? How will we ever be able to bring those who are lost into the light if we ourselves are hiding in the shadows?

Read Isaiah 5:20-24

Points to Ponder

Scripture has much to say about good and evil, light and darkness. Consider the following passages.

  • In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes. (Judges 21:25)
  • You have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet you say, “How have we wearied Him?” In that you say, Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and He delights in them,” or, “Where is the God of justice?” (Malachi 2:17)
  • But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! (Matthew 6:23)
  • But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. (2 Timothy 3:1-5)

Something to Think About

Watch a news broadcast on any given day and you will likely see at least one example of moral deception. Wrong thinking doesn’t just exist on the evening news. The prince of this world has confused the thoughts of many. We often find we must defend our faith to family members, co-workers and friends. Ask God to give you the boldness to speak when faced with opposition to His word.

© 2012 Sandra Bivens Smith

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