Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Callow (Ephesians 4:14-15)

Good morning all,

The word of the day is “callow.”  When Paul was writing to the church at Ephesus, he reminded them of the their commitment to the gospel and the importance that they continue to grow in the face, not looking back at when they were without the discipline that was now in their lives.  He knew the importance of their need for real and effective change.

So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ… ~Eph 4:14-15

My question is: are you the kind of person that speaks the truth in love?  It's not only important that we tell people with honesty what we believe, but more importantly to do with the correct attitude.  I never really appreciated when those who had been in the faith longer than me ridiculed or criticized my lack of understanding of the Bible or other things of God.  I vowed early on that I would not be this kind of Christian.  My prayer is that each of you becomes more knowledgeable in Scripture and godly principles, but that you keep the message simple and clear, so that others might be encouraged by what you have to say, and not condemned.

Praying for you,

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