Two men in an impassioned argument could only agree on one thing – they must see a judge for arbitration.
The first man eloquently and persuasively argued his case. When he’d finished, the judge nodded and said, “That’s right, that’s right.”
The defendant jumped up when he heard this and heatedly reminded the judge that he hadn’t heard the second side of the case yet.
With the judge’s leave, the second man detailed his defense with persuasive eloquence enough to match the plaintiff’s. When he was through, the judge remarked, “That’s right, that’s right.”
Now the clerk of court stood and declared, “Judge, they can’t both be right.” The judge considered the clerk’s words for a moment and said, “That’s right, that’s right.”
This story seems unbelievable, but it is what so many of us do inside. We think we can agree to some of the things the world says while accepting some of God’s Word.
1 Thessalonians 5:20-22 tells us how to avoid this kind of instability. We are to listen to God’s Word, evaluate our sources to make sure they are really based on God’s Word, hold fast what God’s Word says, and avoid even the appearance of evil. Study this important passage to learn more about these four commands for a stable Christian life.
Open the Inductive Bible Study app and join us in the interactive study of 1 Thessalonians 5:20-22 titled “4 Commands for a Stable Christian Life.“