“Test all things; hold fast what is good” (1 Thessalonians 5:21)
September 17, 2021
Earth is full of saccharine as well bitterness for it’s cursed whilst the first man kinds defied God’s command. Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake.”(Genesis 3:17)
Man living on this earth then shall have the will and knowledge to discriminate the harm and hold fast what is good by testing. The significance of it in spiritual life is to recognize as genuine after examination, to approve, deem worthy. There is a true force working against humanity. Satan wants us to be consumed in sin/corruption. “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. Its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” (Genesis 4:7)
The importance of testing protects human beings from evil and harm. As Satan’s weapon is deception being the trademark. For instance he deceived Adam and Eve, as it is written in the bible. The Gospel also stated, “For false Christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” (Matthew 24:24)
Satan strives to consume people in sin/corruption. Many have been corrupted and deceived trapped in sinful cage. All things invented and manufactured for worldly usage pressures to infidelity and corruption. People spend many hours on their self phone, computers and other technological products just to chit chat, converse about pitiful matters and even watch sinful videos, rather than to make use of their valuable time praying, and with good endeavors. This being the truth, they disappoint God daily, with their individual life and evil ways. As Saint Paul said, “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.” (1 Corinthians 10:23)
What we watch in today’s film reveals fornication and youngsters are drawn to such visions habituating it in their life. The bars and night clubs they saw in those sceneries have been literally built in their neighborhood tempting them into alcoholism and fornication, corrupting their living and poisoning their mind.
Almost all of the adults these days also often watch television that mostly imitate the western culture, ideology and even satanic believe dragging their siblings into sinful world of the globalization system. They are consumed by evil spirit and thus need to cleanse in returning purity of soul for no one can get salvation without repentance.
Brethren, let us first look ourselves and analyze our life; let us ask ourselves if our way is of value. We need to differentiate the evil from good. We ought to know what to avoid, embrace virtue, what we need to add and leave behind. We shall crave for the good times in living by God’s will.
May it be God’s will to lead us virtuously.