It has been said,
"Common Sense is no longer common".
I have wondered if this is a new phenomenon or have people
always been this way. What I have learned from speaking with
people at large is that thinking logically seems to be gone. For
generations now our culture has taught that individual thinking
is wrong. In general, the popular thought is that we must think
and do as the media and elite proclaim.
But we are new creations in Jesus and His desire is that we use
wisdom as we think, contemplate, discern. We are to use
common sense and logic as we live each day.
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another,
just as you also are doing.
But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those
who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you
in the Lord and give you instruction, and that you esteem
them very highly in love because of their work.
Live in peace with one another. We urge you, brethren,
admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the
weak, be patient with everyone.
See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always
seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.
Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Do not quench the Spirit; do not despise prophetic utterances.
But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good;
abstain from every form of evil.
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely;
and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete,
without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.
1 Thessalonians 5:11-24