Today is the day to persevere in goodness toward others, even if they speak against you. Knowing who you are in Christ will help you to rise above the fray.
HOLD ON TIGHT!
With mobs rising and good being mistaken as evil, you had better hold on tight to the Word of God in these confusing days.
Test the mettle of everything you hear. Why? Just because something is considered good, does not make it godly.
In these final days, you will be challenged to believe that life is death and death is life. You will be tempted more than any generation in history to give up on goodness. You must be prepared to throw out the supernatural bastard of evil and hold on to the legitimate sonship of Jesus Christ, and His ultimate goodness!
But test everything; hold fast to what is good.
– 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.
– Romans 12:9
Do you see that loving good goes hand in hand with loving truth? If you do not hold on to what is true and genuine, you will not hold on to what is good. You will let go of it for your own selfish, destructive ambition.
You see, truth and goodness are so attached, we are commanded to think about both!
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
– Philippians 4:8
Want to recognize the Godly from the so-called good? Think on the good things listed above. Test the mettle of whether it’s true, noble, right or pure. If it’s not, it’s not of God.
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness.
– Isaiah 5:20
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO THINK ABOUT TRUE, NOBLE, RIGHT AND PURE THINGS. GET YOUR MIND SET RIGHT FOR THE BATTLE AT HAND!
TEST THE METTLE OF “GOOD” THINGS TO KNOW IF THEY ARE “GODLY” THINGS!
From my book: Good Overcomes Evil