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Test, Test, Test,….Ever hear someone say that on a microphone when starting a ceremony or just doing a sound check?  They are seeing if things are working correctly and determining if adjustments are necessary.   This is biblical.

1 Thessalonians 5: 21-22 says, “Test everything.  Hold on to what is good.  Avoid every kind of evil.”  Test everything.  Seems radical to test everything.  The literal meaning of test in this passage  is to approve or to discern all things. 

We do a lot of just accepting things in our society.  We look at the news and because it is on television, we just accept it.  Because something is on the radio or some personality with star appeal says something, we just accept it.  Because it is in some big named newspaper, magazine or TV daily talk show….we just accept it.  Because some big named preacher, church, denomination, doctrine says it…..we accept it…  The church is not immune to this either.

So, what do you do in your daily life?  Just accept what someone says?  The scriptures say to test it, to discern it, to hold it up to scripture and see if it is good.  And if it is good….then hold on to it.  If it is bad…..well, avoid it. 

I pray for your spiritual discernment today.  Test it. 

louie

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