Approve what is excellent.
It’s been a little while since I posted anything. Amidst a world in turmoil, demolition /building work in my house, homeschooling, and the death of a friend, my music and musings have taken a back seat. Sometimes the song remains in the heart and doesn’t surface. Throughout these weeks the Lord has brought a couple of recurring themes to my mind and along with them this song (I listen to Fernando Ortega a lot!)
This song re-iterates the answer to our daily struggles, loneliness, even death…the answer is Jesus!
As I watched various agendas being played out in the world to the tune of what appeared to be just causes, the Lord impressed upon my heart the words “be careful what you approve”.
Philippians 1:9-11 says:
“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”
*We are to approve the things which are excellent ,
*Our love should abound in knowledge and discernment.
Love is not separate from truth and discernment.
We must be careful what we approve of or join ourselves to. Sometimes what appears to be good requires a discerning heart.
I pray that we would remember that Jesus is the answer to the cause of the world’s problem:-sin.
I hope the song can bless you as you look to Jesus. I’d love to hear your thoughts 💛