From “The Word For You Today” by Bruce Christian, What Kind of Example Are You? (6)

     Thought for the morning.

WHAT KIND OF EXAMPLE ARE YOU? (6)

     Having the faith required to get answers to your prayers is an important truth.  But that’s not what Paul is speaking about here.  He begins the chapter saying, “Some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits” (1Tim 4:1 NKJV).  He warns, “Stay anchored to the truth, or you’ll be caught in the undertow of error.”  Here’s a fact that should alarm us:  90 percent of all those who end up in cults started out in mainline churches.  How come?  Because they weren’t grounded in the truth of Scripture!  They are the like the guy who was asked, “What do you believe?”  He replied, “The same thing my church believes.”  When asked, “What does your church believe?”  He replied, “The same thing I believe.”  When asked, “What do you both believe?”  He replied, “We both believe the same thing.”  Bottom line: he didn’t know what he believed!  You say, “But doesn’t God have more truth to reveal to us?”  Yes.   “The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day” (Pr. 4:18).  But God doesn’t destroy the foundations of truth, He builds on them.  Sometimes Bible teachers with fresh revelation act like “the party started when I arrived!”    That’s ego, not annointing!  We are not called to be tasters of experience, but testers of truth.  We must honor the ministry, but understand that just because a preacher says it, doesn’t make it so.  The Bereans “received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so” (Ac 17:11 NKJV).  You must do that too!

11 thoughts on “From “The Word For You Today” by Bruce Christian, What Kind of Example Are You? (6)

    1. Wayne Augden Post author

      Peter,

      We should always walk in love, but never at the expense of walking and living in truth. When we’re more concerned about hurting people’s feelings, or offending them than we are about their souls and their standing before a Just and Holy God then we’re not walking in love anyway. You love people by speaking and living truth in front of them and around them. That doesn’t mean that you do so rudely or obnoxiously, or with cruelty, but it does mean you take a stand, and you take your stand with Christ.

      In Him,
      Wayne

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      1. pjgracecommunity

        I here you that’s true, your right!
        But don’t waste you energy use it to become all that God wants you to be
        That’s what really matters , I’ve proven it in my home and fellowship.

  1. alwayzhis

    This is excellent! As God’s children, as we grow in Him…we need to learn to feed ourselves with the Word of truth!! I pray more people read this…I may reblog this on my site Wayne if I have your permission. Thank you brother.
    Be blessed~
    ~streim~

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