Wednesday, April 8, 2015

How Can I Keep from "Falling From Stedfastness" as a Christian?

II Peter 3:17-18 "Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen."

In this day of unlimited access to temptation, wrong and unlimited abilities to "hide" our sin, how do I as a Christians keep from "falling from my own stedfastness?" It seems God gives us a couple answers here in these 2 verses. 

     1. We must beware. The dictionary definition of Beware: to be careful: to act in a way that shows you know that there may be danger or trouble. This is SO very true! We must live our lives with a constant awareness of the power of Satan and his temptations in our life. As a young person, my youth pastor reminded us frequently that it was ok to 'run scared' of Satan. In other words, we cannot forget about his constant presence.

     2. We must grow in grace and knowledge of Jesus. We can never be satisfied with where we are spiritually. It is important to always be growing and learning more about our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. How? Through His Word! God reminds us in John 1:1 "...and the Word was God." To know the Bible is to know God!

What great lessons, God! Thank You so much for these reminders today.