Verse of the day
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
People get easily deceived by false teachers or prophets because of their willingness to be fooled. While it might sound strange, people are actually complicit. It is like fiction, where you are a willing believer of what you read despite knowing that it is made up.
People who are not fully alive in God are consistently looking to circumvent the truth – and when such people are unlucky to find someone who can gratify sin and spiritual death with butter, cream and sugar toppings, they’d gladly munch on it.
We have the ball in our court, it’s why we are instructed NOT to allow ourselves to be deceived. If God’s word says, for example, “Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? By no means!”, we shouldn’t shift grounds because a convincing preacher says otherwise.
Every truth we need to live by is found in the word of God, the Bible. We have the responsibility to, like the Christians in Berea, check everything we read or hear so that we are not deceived.
Our growth in God is found in a relationship, and in intimate fellowship with Him. We must therefore live in a way that keep us close to Him e.g. living by the truth.
As followers of Jesus, we know better, we shouldn’t pretend to know nothing about sin and its consequences because we want to make others feel comfortable in theirs. We also can’t condemn them, but in love, must bring them to the truth of God’s word.
Bible References: Romans 6:1-2, Acts 17:10-11
Lord, I choose to listen to the truth of your word. Help me stay stirred to Your truth.
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