“But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves” (2 Peter 2:10).
It’s a mistake to think that good theology does not matter. We want our ears tickled, but tickled ears mean nothing. Only those who are in the Lord will be with Him in eternity. Beware lest you fall prey to this world’s ploy of making you feel good about yourself without challenging you to live the truth of the whole counsel of God. Jesus died to enable you to be with Him. We are to die to self and love others in order to be resurrected to new life.
Lord, I have accepted garbage in my life and lived in compromising ways with the truth. Lead me out of these things so that I may live in pure truth knowing that only in You is there hope and a future. Guide me to live according to Your word, Lord, and not settle for the slick words of some snake oil salesman who would lead me astray. Keep me steadfast in the truths You have spoken. Your Word is truth.
Lord Jesus, You are the way, truth and life. Lead me according to Your goodness and mercy to live into the Gospel life to which You have called me through grace. Help me to be diligent in studying Your word so that I know the truth when I hear it, and help me to know also what things that are not true when I hear them. In all things, guide me in Your goodness along the path You have made possible for Your redeemed. Amen.