Re:Verse passage – Matthew 7:15-23 (day two)  You will know them by their fruits. vs. 16a

Discernment is a skill set unsuited to our current cultural psyche. We don’t have to truly determine value and worth because there are so many other voices doing that for us. Speeches are “fact checked” in real time, and then are dissected the instant they are finished. We speak of the damage social media does to our society, and we all have several different forms on our devices. How many of us truly walk away from the constant ‘noise’ of those feeds?

Discernment is not a sound bite you can fit into a post on ‘X’. Discernment will not be found on any ‘Insta Influencer’s’ posts. When trying to determine truth from deception you will need a longer attention span. A bruised fruit and a bad fruit are not the same. We all sin, that is our fallen nature. The difference in Jesus’ analogy is that he is asking you to weigh the teaching over time, against all that you know of God. Is truth found there? Does it hold up? Truth doesn’t tell you what you want to hear. It is truth. Let us pray for discernment as we make decisions for ourselves, our families, our church, and our world.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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  1. Hi Aaron, I love your commentary today on discernment. We are so lacking in that area even among Christians that it’s scary. If we get away from all the social “noise”, we might be able to hear the discernment the Holy Spirit tries to give us. Thank you again for your comments. Carrilee

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