#MeditationMonday – Out of the abundance of a man’s heart, his mouth speaks.
Here, Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome and discussed many things with them, at the end, he urges them to watch out for those who cause
“divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned.”
Who are those who cause divisions and obstacles through contrary teaching?
This is anyone we come in contact with that advises or encourages us to do something contrary to God’s teaching. Whenever a person tells us to do something that is not God’s word, they become an obstacle in our way and stumbling block that can cause us to fall and affect our relationship with God.
They cause division by confusing those who listen to them. If we follow their advice, we go from being separated unto God to being separated from God.
Apostle Paul urges us to keep away from such people. In verse 18, he says that such people are not serving our Lord Christ Jesus but they are serving their own appetites, their own flesh and they want to cause us to do the same thing.
These people are everywhere, even in the church, they aim to cause divisions amongst the brethren through deceptions in the form of smooth talk and flattery. They deceive the minds of the naive who care to listen to them. Pay no attention to such people.
Let us remain wise and obedient so that Heaven may continue to rejoice over us.
As we meditate on this today, let’s watch out this week for those who urge or advise us to act contrary to God’s word – in our schools, offices, churches, family and everywhere we go, let’s keep an eye out for these people and make sure that if we cannot rebuke them so that they change their ways, we avoid them completely so that they do not cause us to be separated from God.
Romans 16:20: The God of peace will soon crush Satan under our feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with us! (Amen)
God Bless you!