Scripture Union taught me the discipline of daily Bible reading..."John Stott,
Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. All rights reserved throughout the world. Used by permission of International Bible Society.
It’s easy to be attracted by a so-called “Christian” leader who promises to exchange for joy any hard times you are experiencing and to radically change your current Christian life. But Paul warns us in v. 11 that if anyone teaches something contrary to the Bible, we should be very wary.
One of the most comforting things we can experience is for someone to reinforce the biblical truths that we initially believed when we first became a Christian. It’s also important for us to be constantly reminded of vital truths like God’s love for us, demonstrated in such a costly way through Jesus’ death on the cross and resulting in the forgiveness of our sins. It’s easy to think that we already know this well, but a regular reminder of some of the most important parts of our faith will strengthen and encourage us, helping us to complete our Christian journeys.
One of the weaknesses of false teachers is that they do not know what they are talking about (7), and that’s why it’s so important to read and study the Bible regularly so that we know and understand what we believe and why.