Accepting or Rejecting Truth
2 Timothy 4:3-4
For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.
They will reject the truth and chase after myths.
Apostle Paul makes a bold prophesy here and warns us of these times. At this point, I’ll need you to read the key scripture again, probably twice. I want you right now to decide in your heart not to be the kind of person being spoken about in the scripture.
Our key scripture also gives a clear divide between sound and wholesome teaching and teaching that come from natural human desires. We really need to be careful when we are looking for teaching to help us grow in Christ, the aim is not to listen to what sounds exciting, or what makes your body tingle, but to listen to what is true from Gods word.
As tempting as it may be, always run far away from places where human lusts are glorified as Gods will for you, where you stop seeing what Christ has done, and the focus is on things of this world. God has a way He brings our physical world as well as our spiritual lives into perspective. If not taught right, a person could lose the balance and exalt the physical above the supernatural, and the ideal balance, is more of the supernatural and less of the physical. Always examine teachings and teachers you listen to, and let truth from the word be the focus.
Verse 4 of our key scripture makes a very salient point. It says “they will reject the truth”. This means there is a choice, you either accept or reject. So don’t be the person who rejects truth. Follow the word and it’s truths, and you’ll see the awesome benefits as you grow in it. It’ll make you an amazing believer; on the inside and the outside.
So how do we tell a good teaching; well here it is:
2 Timothy 4:2 – Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching
Good teaching will be from the word, and it’ll correct you, rebuke you, and encourage you as appropriate and per time…
Thank you Lord for your word. I live by it, and I grow in it, amen
Author – Gem