HIGHER EVERYDAY DEVOTIONAL FOR NOVEMBER 4, 2022 : TOPIC – DRIVEN BY EVERY WIND OF DOCTRINE
FRIDAY 4TH NOVEMBER, 2022
DRIVEN BY EVERY WIND OF DOCTRINE
TEXT: EPHESIANS 4:8-15
MEMORY VERSE: “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive” (EPHESIANS 4:14).
James Cagle says, “To be double-minded is to be inconsistent, vacillating, to be and act one way today and be and act some other way tomorrow.”
In our text, God draws our attention to the provisions He has made to promote spiritual growth of His people so they may be stable and consistent in faith. Every child of God must strive to walk closely with the Master, Jesus Christ, employing the means of grace, in order to ensure sustained spiritual growth and development.
Those who ignore this would be spiritually malnourished, unable to resist temptations, and easily deceived by every wind of false doctrine. This was the case with the Galatian Church. They were born again and walking by faith until they were deceived to abandon faith and embrace the Law. Apostle Paul had to vehemently rebuke and redirect them to faith (Galatians 3:1-5).
Child of God, do everything to avoid imbibing doctrines that are not biblical. So, be careful about the kinds of books you read, the messages you listen to, the religious meetings you attend and the friends you keep.
QUOTE: Be careful about the kinds of books you read.
CHALLENGE: Feed on the Bread of Heaven daily.
PRAYER: Father, grant me the wisdom to know the difference between wheat and tares.