Monday, March 4, 2013

Devotion for today: Against false teachers

I am going to declare Mondays as “meditation Mondays” and after careful prayer, will select a Bible passage which I will present by itself, no commentary, etc. for you to keep in mind and ponder throughout the day. Here is the one I felt led to share today.

2 Timothy 3: 1-9

Do not forget this: there will be terrible times in the last days. Men will be lovers of self and of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, profane, inhuman, implacable, slanderous, licentious, brutal, hating the good. They will be treacherous, reckless, pompous, lovers of pleasure rather than of God as they make a pretense of religion but negate its power. Stay clear of them. It is such as these who worm their way into homes and make captives of silly women burdened with sins and driven by desires of many kinds, always learning but never able to reach a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres (the magicians of Egypt) opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth; with perverted minds they falsify the faith. But they will not get very far, as with those two men, the stupidity of these will be plain for all to see. You, for your part, must remain faithful to what you have learned and believed, because you know who your teachers were. Likewise, from your infancy you have known the sacred Scriptures, the source of the wisdom which through faith in Jesus Christ leads to salvation. All Scripture is inspired of God and is useful for teaching – for reproof, correction, and training in holiness so that the man of God may be fully competent and equipped for every good work.

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