There were needing men everywhere. Every bed was full. Directives were being hollered repeatedly and loudly. “Bandage.” “More medicine.” “I need help.” The needs were great. The need for discernment was greater.

This was a routine scene for the life of a Civil War field surgeon. Injuries were numerous. Life-threatening situations happened daily. And the surgeon needed minute by minute discernment to prioritize which situations needed his immediate attention and which could wait for later. This discipline was known as triage. It is routinely practiced in the medical world, but something that is needed in all areas of life, especially in regards to theology.

Albert Mohler wrote such an article concerning triage in the theological realm. It is excellent in helping one think through priorities when it comes to theological issues. It helps one answer the question of first importance as Paul writes about in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. Check out Mohler’s article “A Call for Theological Triage and Christian Maturity“.

So look for ways to triage decisions this weekend. What is of first importance? What is of secondary importance? Why? Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts.

As always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day.

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