i felt God speaking directly to me in one of the lessons read at church today. paul writes to the ephesians:
“we must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. but speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love.”
lots of people think lots of different things… and can even use the same bits of information to support their contrasting theories. people used scripture to justify slavery for years and years, and i believe they sincerely thought they were right. now the concept of Biblically supported slavery is completely foreign to us, it goes against our Biblical upbringing. it’s hard to believe people could even use scripture to advocate something so wrong.
so how do we guard against being “tossed to and fro?” we draw nearer to God, “speaking the truth in love,” which means we have to seek God’s truth.
a tenor solo sang one of my favorite songs after we read the passage above. felix mendelssohn’s music confirmed what God was calling me to do… “if with all your hearts ye truly seek me, ye shall ever surely find me. ‘thus saith our God.”
i’m going to lex to do some seeking.