What I Read Today;
1 Timothy 4; John 9; Isaiah 44; Psalm 77; Deuteronomy 17-18
I have a set reading schedule that I follow. I change it from year to year. However, I try to stay consistent and read small sections from the Bible each day. There are times when more than one reading has a similar message.
This morning is one of those days.
1 Timothy 4:1-5, tells of a time when people will abandon their faith, and be led by false teachings.
In John 9:35-41, Jesus teaches about the spiritual blindness of the Pharisees.
Isaiah 44:9-20 speaks about the foolishness of worshiping idols.
Deuteronomy 17:1-7 and 18:15-22, speak of people worshiping false Gods and of false prophets.
In the end, each of these chapters is really speaking to the problem of spiritual blindness. We are all born spiritually blind. Only when the Holy Spirit enters our hearts can we understand what God is saying to us. If we want the Spirit to work in our lives, we have to be practicing spiritual disciplines.
We need to continually be in prayer, studying the scriptures, worshiping, and celebrating communion in our faith community.
Too many Christians are swayed by people teaching non-biblical teachings. The only way to ensure that this is not happening to you and me is for us to be continually communing with God.
If we immerse ourselves in the things of God, then the winds of the world cannot shake us!