“Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him” (Deuteronomy 13:4).TEXT — Deuteronomy 13:1-18
The book of Deuteronomy is a detailed summary of the children of Israel’s journeys from Egypt to the Promised Land. From the passage before us, Moses reminded them of the need for resolute steadfastness – a virtue God demands from all his children. They were to resist all attempts by false prophets to lure them away from true worship.
The warning accompanying this injunction and the consequences stipulated against defaulters showed the importance God attaches to steadfastness. No exception was given; all who attempt to draw away God’s people from the faith were to be resisted and exposed. Such a deceiver could be a brother, son, daughter, wife or a dear friend; that is not an excuse to concede. It was an obligation upon every Israelite to report such an individual to the elders for appropriate discipline.
It is very encouraging to find saints in Bible day who demonstrated unwavering steadfastness, as part of the cloud of witnesses. Joseph resisted the advances of Potiphar’s wife. Daniel and his Hebrew friends refused to eat the portion of the king’s meat, in order to keep themselves from being defiled. And young Samuel would not imbibe the corrupt and immoral practices of Eli’s sons.
The call to steadfastness remains the same. God wants believers to avoid false preachers who preach incomplete gospel, which lacks the essential ingredients about God’s requirements from His people. Some of them are fully rooted in occultism in their quest for popularity, power and influence. As believers, we must remain vigilant and pay attention to the word of God, which gives us guidance and illumination.
Thought for the day
Watch against error in the guise of truth.
- in one year
- LEVITICUS 12 – 14
Thank God I am part of the ministry 🙏
Very good and helpful
How do we share this Devotionals with members and converts, considering the fact that there are fake DCLM DEVOTIONALS with different topics, texts and Bible Bible in one year. Three different versions were posted to me yesterday. I have groups I share the Devotionals with daily, within and outside Africa. Urgent action needed.