TO WHOM DO YOU LISTEN?
2 Corinthians 11:2-4 (New American Standard Bible)
2For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin.
3But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.
4For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.
Who do we listen too? We live in the so called “information age”. Much emphasis is put upon gaining all the information that can be absorbed. This may be very desirable in some situations. In others it can be disastrous. Much of the so-called information is far more destructive than helpful. Some of it is not information at all, but a distortion of truth.
“Misinformation” is a fancy term for raw deceit or an abrasive lie. It professes falsehoods as truth and manipulates them in selfish or ungodly motives.
The enemy hasn’t changed very much. The Apostle Paul warns of such a problem in his writing to the Corinthians. He was appalled at their readiness to listen to false preachers and prophets. They actually welcomed those who taught a false gospel and another Jesus. This is dangerous.
We are constantly bombarded with “misinformation” from every direction and media. The ungodly try desperately confuse the mind and to conform it to their purpose. The enemy wants to weaken the ability of the believer to distinguish a lie from the truth. If we listen to falsehoods long enough we will accept them as truth and be easily led astray. The enemy would love to lead us into servitude to a false Jesus.
God promises that the Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth. (John 16:13) Let us be careful that every doctrine and foundation of our faith is firmly established in God’s word. We can rest in confidence that the Spirit will not fail us. He is faithful to reveal the truth if we really want to know it.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I Come to you in The name of Jesus, My Lord and Redeemer. Please help me to reject the enticing words of the false teacher. Help me to study your word that I might know your truth better. I don’t want the challenge of debate or curiosity for intellectualism to lead me into the lying trap of the enemy. Teach me to diligently reject false doctrine and to challenge those who impose it.