In the closing words of his New Testament epistle, Peter warned the Church about false teachers leading members astray with heresies. We are all to be vigilant against false concepts and expressions of Christianity that do not conform with God’s Word, no matter how popular those notions may be in society. We are to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ to firmly know what is true and what is false.
1. The Believer Becomes Spiritually Informed. Have you noticed that people can leave church and tell you how they felt but not what they learned? Inspiration can fuel your emotion, but instruction fuels your faith. Christians are to grow both in grace and knowledge to be balanced believers . Grace grounds us with the proper disposition, and knowledge grants us the proper position and perspective.
2. The Believer Must Be Spirit Directed. “For as many that are led by the Spirit of God are the Sons of God.” Are you led by emotions, circumstances, insecurities, jealousy, anger and resentment, or by the Holy Spirit? To be on point, you must be spiritually informed and directed by the Holy Spirit. Otherwise, you will not know how to answer life’s most profound questions and have no desire to live the Christian life.
3. The Believer Must Be Spiritually Dedicated. Without dedication there is no sustainability. Christians must be committed to sustain and expand upon their faith, knowledge, and service to God’s kingdom.