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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Discernment and Loving the Truth

We saw last time that Paul affirmed the Bible as the only reliable criterion by which believers in this age can evaluate messages claiming to be truth from God. That testing of truth Paul calls for is not merely an academic exercise. It demands an active, twofold response.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Discernment and the Sufficiency of Scripture

It is fair to point out that the Thessalonians were at a disadvantage compared to Christians today. They did not have all the written books of New Testament Scripture. Paul wrote both of his epistles to Thessalonica very early in the New Testament era—about A.D. 51. The two letters were probably written only a few months apart and are among the very earliest of all the New Testament writings.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Discerning Self-Evaluation

Scripture is clear that believers must be faithful to examine and judge our own selves: “If we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged” (1 Corinthians 11:31). This calls for a careful searching and judging of our own hearts. Paul called for this self-examination every time we partake of the Lord’s Supper (v. 28). All other righteous forms of judgment depend on this honest self-examination. That is what Jesus meant when He said, “First take the log out of your own eye” (Luke 6:42)...

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    Reading for Today: Judges 11:1–12:15Psalm 50:7-15Proverbs 14:28Luke 17:1-1...

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    April 23 - Jesus on Vows and Oaths

    Again, you have heard that the ancients were told, “You shall not make fal...