BEWARE OF EVIL PERSUASION
Updated: Jan 6, 2022
Galatians 5:7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.
Insight and Highlight
2 Chron 18:3 And Ahab king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat king of Judah, Wilt thou go with me to Ramothgilead? And he answered him, I am as thou art, and my people as thy people; and we will be with thee in the war.
If you are doing well in Christ, you should know. The Apostle Paul says in reference, your conscience will bear you witness in the Holy Ghost, Romans 9:1 l say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost.
John says the same in 1 John 3:19-20 about our hearts.
On the ground of these, believers must be careful of hindrances that may come from people who come to disorient their walk with God.
The Apostle Paul in his writing to the Galatians asked the Galatians who have been running the race well asking them who had hindered them by persuasion, that they should no longer obey the truth they had known or that had been revealed to them through the preaching of the gospel, Gal 5:7.
Paul concluded in Gal 5:8 saying this kind of persuasion did not come from Him (Christ) who had called them.
Jehoshaphat was persuaded by Ahab to come help along as he went to war. The persuasion was not of God. Jehoshaphat could have died!, 2 Chron 18:31.
Shun evil persuasions. Most who give them do so to achieve their selfish ends, 2 Chron 18:29, 31-32.
Who is persuading you?
Be careful of evil persuasion.
Call to Word action
Shun evil persuasions!
Jehoshaphat could have heeded to Micaiah's prophecy, but he did not heed.
Proverbs 17:10 A sensible person accepts correction, but you cannot beat sense into a fool.
The same is found in the English cliché "a word is enough for the wise."
The Christian clarion duty
Despite the Godly counsel, Jehoshaphat
still followed Ahab. If you seek God's counsel, follow it. Ignorance of Ahab's evil plan did not save him. The mercy of God saved him.
Not everyone would enjoy the grace Jehoshaphat enjoyed.
2 Chron 18:4 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD today.
Lord, let me run well by seeking Your counsel. When l do, let me heed to Your counsel, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.