Saturday, March 29, 2014

Empty Words

We live in a society in which we can't avoid being constantly bombarded with advertising and propaganda.  Social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and (oops...) blogs add to the noise, giving everyone a voice that can be heard all around the world.  

But are all of these messages worthwhile?  

Ephesians 5:6-7 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.  Therefore do not be partakers with them.

We must make a conscious effort to differentiate between empty words and messages that have substantial, lasting value.

2 Timothy 4:3-4  For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.

Likewise, we must practice caution even in listening to our preachers.  We must always be willing to check what these teachers are saying and compare it to the Bible itself, for that is our standard.

Worldly messages that are contrary to God's Word are creeping into the Church.  Believers are allowing themselves to be deceived, seeking "feel-good" prattle over God's Truth.  Words like "sin" and "hell" are uncomfortable words, yes, but the Truth is not always cuddly.

We must seek out Truth over empty words.

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