That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.
I. DEMANDS the exercise of the most intelligent and sensitive charity.
II. COMMANDS a wide field of effort, viz., the bad, the good, the better, the best — in character, life, doctrine, practice, enjoyment, attainment.
III. IMPLIES the admission and use of a noble liberty of thought, judgment, and action.
IV. INVOLVES a weighty and far-reaching responsibility.
V. Is ESSENTIAL to a pure and blameless life.
(G. G. Ballard.)
Parallel VersesKJV: That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;