In the important areas of life which we should examine or test, Paul points out two important purposes for doing so. We should first “hold fast that which is good.” What is good? Bro. Jeff provides Biblical answers as he encourages us to stand fast in the faith.
- Despise Not Prophesyings
- Prove All Things
- The Principles
- The Priorities
- The Teaching We Hear
- The Spirits We Encounter
- The Salvation We Profess
- The Way That We Live
- The Focus That We Have
- The Works That We Perform
- The Thoughts That We Think
- The Process
- The Scriptures We Search
- The Spirit We Possess
- The Saints We Love
- The Separation We Experience
- The Purpose
- Holding Fast to Good
- Abstaining From Evil
1 Thessalonians 5:14-22 KJV
14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all [men]. 15 See that none render evil for evil unto any [man]; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all [men]. 16 Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 19 Quench not the Spirit. 20 Despise not prophesyings.
21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. 14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
1 Peter 3:11
11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
9 [Let] love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all [men]. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.
6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast [our] profession.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
9 (For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
1 Thessalonians 5:19
19 Quench not the Spirit.
Psalm 37:3, 27
3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; [so] shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. … 27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all [men], especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth [it] not, to him it is sin.
8 Good and upright [is] the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
5 For thou, Lord, [art] good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
68 Thou [art] good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? [there is] none good but one, [that is], God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
1 Timothy 6:13
13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and [before] Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
12 Yea, the LORD shall give [that which is] good; and our land shall yield her increase.
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.
19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for [am] I in the place of God? 20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; [but] God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as [it is] this day, to save much people alive.
2 Kings 20:19
19 Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good [is] the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. And he said, [Is it] not [good], if peace and truth be in my days?
1 Timothy 1:8
8 But we know that the law [is] good, if a man use it lawfully;
5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,