Philippians 1:9-10 – And this I pray, that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and discernment; for you to distinguish the things that differ, that you may be pure and blameless unto the day of Christ.
God has equipped us by Christ Jesus to be pure and blameless unto the day of the Christ (1 Corinthians 1:8; Philippians 2:15; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Peter 3:14). But in order for us to remain spotless, we must be willing to allow God’s love to influence every decision that we make. It is essential that the love of God govern our every action; otherwise, our own self-interest and ambition will take over and our judgment will be tainted. God wants us to test things out and make sure they are the product of His love. Through the governorship of His Word and the love of the Spirit that has been given to us, He has equipped us with the ability to know the difference between good and evil (Hebrews 5:14; Psalms 119:11; 1 Thessalonians 2:13).
If we allow the love of God to preside over us, then we will be able to make the proper distinction of things. We must be willing to keep ourselves in the love of God; and realize that without it, we will not have proper discernment in the decisions we make (Jude 20-24; 1 John 4:16). If the fruits of righteousness are going to be manifested in our lives, then we must be willing to abide in His love (John 15:10). When we come to realize how love works no evil, then we can understand if we remain in this love, we will remain pure and blameless (Romans 13:10). Let the love of God move you and inspire you in every decision that you make.
Pastor Mark Spitsbergen