from Jan Ross
Sunday, December 10, 2000
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound
doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves
teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears
from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." (2
We are living in a day and time where we see the meaning of these
more clearly than ever before. Mankind is looking for
answers . . .
spiritual answers. But they're eager for the blessings that
come with a
life dedicated to the Lord . . . not the self-discipline, not the
self-denial, not the self-abasement, not the humility, not the
holy, righteous lifestyle!
They flock to the churches and the preachers/evangelists/teachers
who will preach to them what they want to hear . . . riches,
power, success, and the list goes on . . . In essence, they
have turned away from the truth and have become comfortable with
the lies and deception this preaching/teaching does. What
has happened is exactly what Today's Verse is relating . . . they
have turned away from truth and have been turned truth into
Where do you stand? Do you submit to the preaching of the
Word of God
regardless of how uneasy you feel when confronted with truth or do
search for a more palatable sermon? The Bible says, "Ye
shall know the
truth and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:12)
Without the truth .
. . there is no freedom!
In order to tell the real from the lie, you must be more than just
acquainted with the real. When bank tellers are being taught
counterfeit money, they study the real money. Read the Word,
commit it to your heart and memory. Then, when you come in
contact with a false doctrine or message, you will immediately
Don't be like those who will not endure sound doctrine . . .
submit to it
and allow the unadulterated Word of God to do its perfect work in
Father, I pray that I will never become one of those who turns
truth and seeks after an easier doctrine. Lord, I submit
myself to you
again, day after day, to be changed into Your likeness regardless
of what it costs me personally! Help me, Lord, to recognize
the false doctrine of the world and to cling to the Truth
presented in Your Word. May I never fall prey to those who
preach and teach an ear-pleasing message! Help me to keep my
eyes fixed on You . . . the Author and Finisher of my faith!
Lord, I love you and my desire is for You . . . nothing else can
ever truly satisfy! Amen!