13 Hold on to the pattern of wholesome teaching you learned from me—a pattern shaped by the faith and love that you have in Christ Jesus. 14 Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you. ~ 1Timothy 1:13-14
A few really good points out of these 2 little scriptures. first Paul tells him to “hold on” to the teaching that he learned from HIM — it is Ok to follow and learn from another man/woman… sometimes we get caught up saying it’s wrong to follow a man/woman/pastor etc. But it is ok, here Paul tells him to HOLD ON TO WHAT HE TAUGHT HIM. So how to you guard yourself from being lead astray? I mean that is Pauls message too, there are many false teachers that will lead you to death. So how do you know?
Paul tells us very clearly, I say this in just about every post, every time I teach or preach now days. If you hear a message, teaching, prophecy etc… check it out with the WORD — the FULL word not just one Scripture…. Scripture ALWAYS interprets Scripture. KNOW YOUR WORD!! Through the Power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us guard the word you have been taught.
I have seen good men and women come up with some crazy out of context teachings from the word, and they can make it make sense… but if you check the FULL counsel of God through the Bible — it does not hold water. To a man or woman who does not know, does not have the Power of the Holy Spirit to help them hold on to the truth…. they are easily led astray and that my friends leads to DEATH.
It’s like the news media when they take a speech made by a politician, they cut it up to make it sound completely different that it was said. I have been quoted wrong in the newspaper many times over the years and I have stood with my mouth open when I read it ….. twisting and make something different with the words I said. KNOW THE WORD OF GOD!!! I can’t scream this loud enough.
Now go out and have an EPIC day today