Who Is In Control?:
Discernment – Part 2
Scripture Reading: Philippians 1:3-11
Key Verse: Philippians 1:9-10
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ
Let me start part two of our study on discernment with its definition: A revealing insight and understanding. No matter how you may feel about our modern lifestyle with all its technological gadgets, do you want a revealing insight from God? Maybe you don’t see any real problem with cell phones, Facebook, and emails, but what if God sees something you don’t. Are you interested?
Let me remind you, these modern conveniences are not particularly sinful in and of themselves, but our attachment to them—the level of that attachment—may be a real issue of concern. Have you ever watched a family in a restaurant where the children never interacted with their parents because they were so into their computer games? I have recently watched that scenario play out and didn’t see more than a few words flow between child and parent, during the entire meal. Another situation was told to me by a staff person who witnessed a father who took his son out for a meal. Unfortunately, the son had his small, handheld computer game and never even looked up at his dad, much less interacted with him.
If you are a Christ follower, I think your spirit of discernment would kick in and know that these situations are not good for growing strong families. It doesn’t mean these games are sinful, but are they best?
Father, thank you for wanting life’s best for me. I want to see it and live it. I praise you for helping me have discernment for today! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.