Prove All Things
1 Thessalonians 5:21–23 “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Practical jokers took a stop sign from an intersection. Laughing as they drove off, they later heard the results of their practical joke on the radio.
Pastor Clifford L. Head, still in his thirties was driving his station wagon, filled with the four other members of his family, past the intersection, when another car ran through and directly hit the station wagon. Pastor Head was killed instantly. His wife had both arms and legs broken. She and the children and the other driver all had to be rushed to the hospital for emergency aid.
As biblical men, we are told to “prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.” Keep in mind, that God gives us plenty of warning signs in the Bible. These are intended to prevent us, and others, from harm, and protect us from evil.
Sadly, these warning signs are often ignored, or as good as removed, by men that pay no attention to God’s warnings. If you neglect or ignore the Word of God, you run that risk. If you aren’t sitting under the clear biblical preaching of God’s Word on a regular basis then you are ignoring the signs.
Don’t think for a moment that your carnal mind cannot deceive you into thinking, that you know better than God. It happens to men all the time. The danger of removing God’s warnings, and not “proving all things”, is that the victims of such folly are usually the people you love the most.
Todays’ Biblical Manhood Principle: Pay attention to the warning signs.