Understand The Difference Between Right & Wrong Doctrines
Passage: 1 Kings 13
A human being is born with a conscience and an innate sense of right and wrong. As Christians, we must be able to discern between good and bad doctrine.
Children of God must know when to flee so that we don’t fall into temptation.
Children of God must not believe every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God or not.
Many false doctrines are out there in the world; Christians must be watchful of them!
During the Bible time, the Land of Israel that once operated as one nation during Solomon’s rule disintegrated into two nations of sinners.
They chose not to give God his deserved attention.
The people of Israel and Judah (the two new nations) operated wickedly. They turned to idol worships – a practice that God forbade.
The scripture reported,
“Jeroboam did not turn from his evil way, but again, he made priests from every class of people in the high places; whoever wished, he consecrated him, and he became one of the priests of the high places” (1 Kings 13:33)…
…Also, “Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they provoked Him to jealousy with their sins which they committed, more than all that their fathers had done” (1 Kings 14:22).
People Who Promote Wrong Doctrine Will Be The Consequence
God will punish a leader who distracts the attention of God’s people (from their commitment to serving the true God).
A leader of any capacity is expected to have the fear of God and be considerate. He or she ought to promote the doctrine that honors God.
Leaders should neither be obsessed nor self-serving; rather, they should utilize their influence to benefit people. They should also encourage the people they lead to be godly in their practices.
It is the responsibility of the followers to evaluate any instruction they receive and ensure it complies with the laws of God.
Both the leaders and followers of any country and/or establishment are mandated to satisfy God in whatever they do.
God will not entertain an excuse that anyone uses to justify an act of wickedness.
A lot of people have been misled and made to look away from God’s doctrine. It’s important that we ask for the grace to decipher the difference between right and wrong.Click to tweet
Pray For Divine Grace To Shun Evil Doctrine But Serve God
Dear God, please help me to manage my position in a fashion that will glorify you. Help me to care for people and have your fear in my heart.
Let me lead by example, and let me motivate people to behave well and please you in their endeavors.
Do not let me be carried away with any honor that is associated with my position and sin against you. Help me to serve you well.
Let my leadership style benefit everyone under my command. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.
Remember: Evil Doctrine Incurs God’s Wrath
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