Holy GPS - Wednesday, August 29th 2012
"But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction."
In today's age, we live by our GPS. Whether it is a long trip or a new area of town, we like to use them to find where we need to go. They are extremely helpful when we are moving into unknown territory. Now imagine you're preparing a trip to Florida. You've heard of the beautiful beaches and look forward to spending time with family on one. Yet, when you give someone your GPS to program the coordinates, they set it for Maine. When you continue on your trip, you'll be traveling, but in the wrong direction.
This is the danger of false teachers. They promise eternal life at the end of life's journey but the route they prepared does not lead that way. You see, the Bible is very clear in its directions to heaven. We cannot earn God's love or work hard enough to outweigh our sin. Instead, we admit we are sinners and then trust in the death and resurrection of Jesus as the payment of our sin. When we do that, we are headed on a life-long journey that ends at heaven's doorstep. Jesus is our driver, the Holy Spirit is our vehicle and God's Word is our GPS. Are you on the right path?
Life Lesson: Our salvation is only found in the completed work of Jesus Christ, any other teaching is false.
Thank You for Your guidance. Because of Your Word, I can know the right path to take. Father, please forgive me afresh of my sins. Today, I confess that I am not perfect and need Your grace. Fill me with Your Spirit and continue to guide me by Your Word. In Jesus ' name, Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
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