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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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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Discerning Correction

Discernment is a critical need in the church today. As we have already seen, it is required by both leaders and laymen alike for the exercise of godly judgment. It is vital in helping believers rightly inhabit and interact with the sinful world around us. Added to that, discernment is also necessary within the church as a means of correcting others and examining ourselves...

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Discerning Judgment

Exercising discernment is not only the duty of pastors and elders. The same careful discernment Paul demanded of church leadership is also required of every Christian.

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    Drawing Near

    The Soldiers' Saving Response

    "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God" (Matt. 5:8). God is con...

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    Strength for Today

    The Soldiers' Saving Response

    “Now the centurion, and those who were with him . . . became very frightene...

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    Daily Bible

    April 19

    Reading for Today: Judges 3:1–4:24Psalm 48:9-14Proverbs 14:18-19Luke 14:25...

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    Daily Readings

    April 19 - Reconciling with Others

    Make friends quickly with your opponent at law while you are with him on the way...