Good Judgment or Need for Good Sense
By Donald R. Fox
The word judgment is a word with a variety of coupled meanings. For our brief study, I would like to focus on just one aspect of this word. As an example to set up our study, your wife wants to put a fresh coat of paint on the living room walls. She asks, “What color do you think would be nice?” You respond, “Use your own judgment, you have good taste.” In the work area, you assign a person or a group to do a job. You turn the job over to the worker(s). The supervisor does not look at every twist and turn; he has turned the task over to their judgment. The only guidance was, “Get the job done and do it right.”
As we pursue this line of study, it would be good to allow Webster to define judgment as pertains to our illustrations. Webster defines judgment in part as “the ability to come to opinions of things; power of comparing and deciding; understanding; good sense.”
Have you noticed per our illustrations and Webster’s definition that there must be a known and tested standard? There must be good sense and the power of comparing and deciding what is right and good. We must come to the conclusion that there are some things that are good and some effects that are bad. Do we understand that which is good as we are comparing and deciding? Pressing the issue, there are fixed rights and known wrongs.
Shall We use Our Good Sense!
the LORD God said, It is not good that the man
should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the
the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the
brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever
called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave
all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the
for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. And the LORD God
deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his
closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God
from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said,
now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman,
she was taken out of
Friends, we do not have the right to change what the Word of God teaches on any subject. It is not necessary to beat up this subject. Only those who have poor judgmental powers cannot see or accept the truth. We continue to pray for such type of people.