Daily Devotional – August 17
What is the greatest commandment? Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength and MIND (Luke 10:27). Christians are not to park their brains at the church door but are called to be thinking Christians. Here are some questions that can help you when discussing issues such as evolution.
- What do you mean by__(Evolution or other terms)____?
- How do you know what you are saying is true?
- What difference does that make in your life? Or, So What?
- What if you’re wrong?
- What would you accept as evidence that you may be wrong?
Use these questions wisely. You can use them in two ways - as a hammer or pry bar. We want the pry bar. In 2 Corinthians 10:5, we are called to destroy speculations, not people!
We, as Christians, need to be soft-hearted toward people and hard-headed in our thinking.
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
~ 2 Corinthians 10:5
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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