“We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error” (1 John 4:6).Text — : 1 John 4:4-6
Martin Luther declared, “From the beginning of my Reformation I have asked God to send me neither dreams, nor visions, nor angels, but to give me the right understanding of His Word, the Holy Scriptures; for as long as I have God’s Word, I know that I am walking in His way and that I shall not fall into any error or delusion.” Some believers embrace the truth and others thrive on falsehood. Anyone who does not accept the doctrines taught by the Lord Jesus Christ does not belong to Him.
The saying in John 8:47: “He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God,” applies to all so-called Christians, no matter their titles, piety, or zeal. Believers are commanded not to meddle with peddlers of errors but to escape from them. True Christianity shows in our readiness to receive and obey the totality of God’s Word. God’s Word is the only source of joy and means of salvation. Proper knowledge of the truth frees us from every error.
The truth frees us
Blood-washed saints should not meddle with pretenders.
Prayer for today
Help me dear Lord to abide in the truth.