Good day to all!
I saw something in my morning reading that I want to share with you, and a couple of cross references. The simple exhortation is to BEWARE OF THE RABBIT TRAILS. Here’s the verse that struck me:
Here’s this same verse in the Message Bible:
Don’t let someone trap you with questions you cannot answer or a topic of discussion unknown to you, and ignite unfruitful doubt in your mind, even to the point of doubting your salvation. This is neither iron sharpening iron nor mentorship.
Remember, we study to show ourselves as worthy to God (2 Timothy 2:15). In word and deed and thought and motive, He is our ultimate audience. The next verses go with this one:
Also remember we are to be ready to explain the HOPE in us (1 Peter 3:15)…not the doctrinal loops that men use for soap boxes of righteousness by human standard.
When it comes to these kinds of distractions, choose to focus. It’s okay to say, “I don’t know about that, but what I do know is ….” Or, “You know, that does not sound like the main thing. The main thing is that people know God’s goodness so they can repent (Romans 2:4).”
Be encouraged, Kingdom Queens, and choose to focus on the main thing! Selah, and love to all.
Thought. Peace. Love.
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