When society gets bad, take some time to consider the lessons of the Apostle Paul’s life. What is his key to faithfulness and perseverance? Look at verses 16,17.
One of the most troubling in the list of people to avoid is the last truth,
“… Having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.”
We come up against our own inability to see past outward appearance, but we can take hold of and rest in God’s ability to see to the heart of each person – To see the TRUTH.
Let us be encouraged to be on the lookout for people like this, and really importantly to guard ourselves against this kind of thing, against the attributes Paul lists out.
How do we do this?
God’s word written on our hearts, what we have learned, continue in it.
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
* Father God,
Thank You for Your word, which is so powerful and important in our lives.
Please continue to write it on our hearts each day.