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The Technique of Evaluation is the one technique of study which would help us to discern the difference between what is good and what is evil, and it requires the most careful thought.
The Technique of Evaluation is the last of six techniques (Observation, Interpretation, Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation, Application) that you will learn in these subjects. The technique of comparison is really an application of the technique of observation to other parts of the Bible which talk about the same thing that you are studying.
When we Evaluate something, we are trying to tell the difference between it and another thing. As the Bible reference in Hebrews 5:14 indicates, believers must learn to Evaluate in order to tell the difference between good and evil.
EVALUAtion means to find the VALUE of something. Examples:
The person who says: “The dog in my house is good.”
The woman who says: “I do not like dogs in my house.”
Some things are easy to evaluate. Even without thinking there are some things that we already know are good or bad. But, it is a different story when one must evaluate what lies behind a beautiful and convincing mask.
Remember the Pharisees and teachers of the law? What was the lovely mask that hid their true intention to rob the homes of widows?
What technique did Jesus use to discover their true motives?
In cases like this it is hard to tell the difference between what is good or bad, right or wrong. We must always remember that, ever since man fell into sin, his ability to use the intellect God has given him has been . The Bible says that the mind of man is .