For among them are those who worm their way into households and capture idle women burdened down with sins, led along by a variety of passions, always learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. — 2 Timothy 3:6-7
I want to start off with a controversial statement. We as women are swayed much easier than men. We can be played off of our emotions, our hurts, our sympathies, and what we are feeling tends to drive us towards what we want our truths to be. This is what happened to the women Paul is describing in this scripture who were being swayed by the false gnostic teachings, and it's still happening to women today. Scripture girls, is always relevant.
Do we accept the truth of the gospel, or just what fits into our emotional mold of convenience?
Do we spend more time in the Word or do we spend more time in the Christian living section in the bookstore? Is scripture our definitive authority? We should be truth seekers at all time, with Scripture as our guide. We shouldn't rely on someone else's interpretation of the Scripture and never spend time in the Word ourselves.
Scripture and nothing else should be our lifelong compass. There is nothing wrong with the Christian Living genre of books, but when someone presents the gospel to you, do you make sure they align with Scripture? Christian Living books should not be our guide stone, but a supplement in our Christian walk. In the end we need to remember to stay focused on Christ and His authority. Jesus is the Way, The Truth, and The Life.
God, I thank you for your divine words that have transcended time. Give me a desire for your word, and help it to guide me in my walk with You. Give me a spirit of discernment when I am swayed by emotion. Thank you for being my Way, my Truth, and my Life. In your name I pray, Amen.
Where do turn to when seeking guidance? Is it Scripture or is it self-help/Christian living books?
Check out Whole Magazine's Scripture Writing Plan, take time each day to write out and meditate on the provided scriptures.
Chelsi is a Jesus loving, tattooed soccer mom, who’s passionate pursuit is making sure people know their worth in Christ alone. Effected by loss through suicide at a young age, through music, public speaking and writing, Chelsi hopes to bring people closer to Christ and offer the message of a supernatural peace and hope in Christ and Christ alone. Her hobbies are Pinterest fails, dad jokes, and embarrassing her 10-year-old daughter with her solid dance moves.