Embrace the Offensive


Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. Acts 17:11 ESV


We live in a very unique age.  We live in an age of political correctness, an age of information, and an age where we tend to want to make God fit into the mold that suits us, instead of bowing to the authority of scripture.  We are living in a time where you can find any teacher, or any person on a platform that will affirm what makes us feel good, as opposed to making us submissive to the authority of scripture.

It is so important, Sisters that we remain sober minded and vigilant when choosing what or who we allow into our mind and in to our devotional times.  We must examine the things we read, the blogs we follow and the teachers we choose to let shepherd us through their speaking and writings.

Truth be told, the gospel is offensive. The gospel is offensive to this politically correct,"if it feels good do it" generation. It is uncomfortable and meant to be, because it is a window into our sinful nature, and is the prime authority to guide us through the justification process and to Christ-likeness. Like the Bereans, who didn't just take Paul's word for it, we are called to carefully examine everything that may be spoken regarding the authority of scripture.


God thank you for your divine word, that has transcended time and remains forever.  Please give me discernment in anything that I read, hear, speak, or do, and help constantly to use the authority of Your Word as my guide.  Thank you for all you do, Father.  In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

Your Turn:

Have you ever examined the things you read, listen to, or watch?

Ask God to help you in discerning things that may be leading you from the truth of scripture.  

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Chelsi Woods

Chelsi Woods is a Jesus loving, tattooed soccer mom, who’s passionate pursuit is making sure people know their worth in Christ alone. Effected by loss through suicide at a young age, through music, public speaking and writing, Chelsi hopes to bring people closer to Christ and offer the message of a supernatural peace and hope in Christ and Christ alone. Her hobbies are Pinterest fails, dad jokes, and embarrassing her 10-year-old daughter with her solid dance moves.