This is today’s Bible verse of the day on my iGoogle:
1 Timothy 4:1 – Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Very interesting, because at church, we’ve been going through the book of Acts. Last Sunday, the pastor spoke about the wolves in sheep clothing. Some come from the outside, some from within. Paul warned against such men who seek to devour the sheep.
The scripture continues:
2Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
I think we can name a few organizations that encourage such practices. Sadly, the great denominations of yore have become rotten to the core. When a group of “believers” can debate about whether it is right to allow gay clergy, that church lost the way years ago!
4For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
5For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
Word of God and prayer. Two of the basic duties that help keep a Christian from falling away. Those are our fences that keep us sheep from wondering too far from the Shepherd.
Remember, no matter how lost you are, God, the Good Shepherd, knows where to find you and how to bring you back home.