Bible Ballistics: “BBs” #6s Seeking What Pt. 2 ?????
As we shared Wednesday, God is concerned about our hearts, that we’re seeking Him not the things of the world. Paul spoke important words to the church of Ephesus, as he left them for what was probably the last time. This is His warning to the “church”:
Acts 20:29-32, “ For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. 31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. 32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.”
Paul knew, and we should also, that it may look like a duck, it may quack like a duck, but if it doesn’t align itself with the ‘whole counsel of God’—it ain’t a duck”. As Jesus himself said, we’ll face wolves in the world, and in the church—beware of who or what you are settling for, trusting and following:
Luke 10:3, “Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.” The world will be after us whenever and wherever Christ sends us out with the truth.
Matthew 7:15-16a, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. ……..?”
2 Peter 2:1, “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.”
They won’t just be on the outside; they’ll come into the fellowship. Check it out by the word, measure it true!!!
That is why we MUST read and study God’s word for ourselves. You can’t accept what someone says because they are charismatic, charming or alluring. Read the entire chapter of 2 Peter 2. You must know the word and stand on it. How?
By knowing Him and His Word.
2 Timothy 2:15, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
That means YOU and ME. Dig in and live it out. So you’ll know who is ‘wrongly’ dividing it!!!!
Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Keep your eyes on Jesus—
don’t settle for the deceptions and lies.