THIS WEEK'S DEVOTIONAL
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. Philippians 1:9-11
God is out to grow in us everything that reveals his love (because God is love)! So our knowledge and discernment need to center around love – and the fruits of righteousness demonstrate God’s love. When our sense of discernment detects (from within ourselves or from without) something not of love, we are urged to continue looking toward, and holding fast to, that excellence and that sincerity that glorify God and that bear the fruits of “righteousness” – not stopping short at mere morality, but going all the way to representing the immutable love of God through Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit!
Pastor Lisa Bosworth