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Wednesday's Word: Hold On!!!

Wednesday's Word

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Hold On!!!



Does it ever seem like a contradiction when Jesus said

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

...that He also said

"In the world you will have tribulation. " ? John 16:33

Does easy seem like a bit of a misnomer since actually living the Christian life really isn't easy? It may not seem like it but Truth is not a necessarily easy thing to hold onto.

Here's the word

Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive

Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

1 Timothy 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

Colossians 2:7-9 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Titus 1:9-11 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

1 Peter 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

Take careful note that these ‘truth imposters’ have absolutely NO LIFE in them. Absolutely no ability to save and absolutely no ability to further your pursuit of righteousness. They do however have an unsettling ability to deceive and throw you off track. It is therefore of utmost importance to hold fast to truth and develop a keen ability to recognize and run from the counterfeits.

Imagine what it would be like if tomorrow morning, you woke up on the back of a 1800 pound bucking bull! “Confused” would be an understatement right? It may take all of about 2 seconds to be thrown to the ground, dazed and confused. Now just think about the life of those who are tossed about by every wind of doctrine – Carrying it further; just think if that becomes their ‘normal’ and how difficult it then becomes to try and take hold of the Truth in the Word of God. All of the unstable flip-flopping, switchbacks and dead-end logic can be just as dizzying. We know that God is not the author of confusion: His word is the plumb-line. His Word overrides every other idea that people tend to seek stability in; feelings, quotes for historic figures, family wisdom passed down, noted scholars and especially people who seem religious. The Bible is full of many ideas on many varied things but as far as how to conduct your life – the plain things are the main things and the main things are the plain things. So strap yourself in, wrap God’s truth tightly around your heart and mind and fight to HOLD ON to Truth!!!!


In Him,
Cros

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