Philippians 1:10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;
Our temptation is to take what looks good to us. We think it through, briefly. We consider what it might do for us or how it might hurt us. We rarely consider what God thinks about anything. As we make these decisions our hidden desires and the allure of the world get us off track. We end up not doing what we should.
We don’t approve the excellent. Good is actually the enemy of best. We don’t choose the bad but Satan knows how to get us off of what is best and what we should be doing.
We have a faulty deciding mechanism. We choose based on the information we have as humans and little consider what God might say. The spiritual ramifications aren’t even on our radar.
So study this passage and think before you decide. Consider Scripture. Look down the road and make sure to approve the excellent and not get stuck with second best!