God can use anyone He chooses. He loves to pick the "nobodies" and anoint them for His glory.
It may not make sense to us, but He has a plan and a reason for His choice. We must rely on the Holy Spirit to help us examine or search out a matter.
Here are some steps to judge righteously and not on appearances.
- Follow God
— Just because something is popular doesn't mean God is in it.
— People followed Simon the Sorcerer because he had great power.
— Acts 8:10 (ESV) says, "They all paid attention to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, "This man is the power of God that is called Great."
- Determine the Source
— Be discerning.
— Is the information or person from above or below? What spirit is in operation?
— You will know them by their fruit.
— Matthew 7:16 says, "Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?"
- Search Out Everything
— Be like the Bereans
— Acts 17:11 (EXB) says, "The Bereans were eager to hear what Paul and Silas said (eagerly received the word/message) and studied (examined) the Scriptures every day to find out if these things were true (to confirm Paul's teaching was in line with Scripture)."
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