A DISCERNING FAITH

Tuesday 04-21-20

“And He said to them, ‘O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory’” (Luke 24:25-26)?

The argument Jesus offered these two disappointed Emmaus bound disciples was if you actually knew scripture, you would rightly know me. Like these two, there are many today who recognize and confess Jesus to be the Messiah, but are so intent upon defining him according to their own political preferences, feelings, wants, and desires, they are blind to what the scriptures say about him. Nowhere is this lack of discernment more obvious than on social media platforms, where one day is “liked” a rant about the demise of personal freedoms and civil liberties, which are God-given inalienable rights, but are now being selfishly twisted by those holding to a worldview of secular individualism; only the next day to “like” a post about sacrificing personal freedoms for a greater good, which emerges from a biblical worldview. If the Lord would desire anything in the messaging of our faith to the world, it would be, at very least, a discerning consistency.

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