The Discipline of Discernment, Part 5

“…Test everything; hold fast what is good.”

1 Thess. 5:21

Warren E. Berkley

Part 5 – Passages that challenge us

Heb. 13:9

I want you to notice – when you look at verse 9 – what is stated just previous, in verse 8: Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday and today and forever.

Stay with Christ, abide in Him, live in His teaching and you have stability and permanence that you do not have with diverse and strange teachings.

There are some kinds of false teaching which have some play with people – for a time, sort of like a fad … a strange teaching will come into prominence, then disappear.

It reminds me of what Paul wrote in Ephesians 4 – about people being tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine.

The promise of Hebrews is: Remain focused on Christ; stay with Him, abide in Him,  who is the same, yesterday, today and forever. With Him we are strengthened by grace; nourished and benefited.

TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW

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