TEMPTATION

READ: Luke 8:4-15

…and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away“. –Luke 8:13

The Parable of the Sower gives various reasons why some of the seeds could not grow. Some seeds could not grow because they fell on rocky soil. Jesus explained that these are the ones who receive the Word of God with joy, and even believe for a while. But in the time of testing, they fall away because they have no root; they are shallow. They have no convictions of their own.

A close friend who brought me up in the Lord deviated from Christianity and became a member of a cult. I did not follow him into that cult because I had my own deep-rooted convictions. Many Christians who are not rooted in sound biblical doctrine can easily be persuaded to follow fables.

Some born-again believers fall away because they do not know the difference between the true Gospel, and the beliefs of sects like the Jehovah Witnesses. Do not be shallow and light, blown about by every wind of doctrine! If you are not “deep,” you will fall away at the next shaking and crisis in the church. Only a “shallow” Christian would fall away when a great man of God gets into some scandalous sin.

What have the sins of that man of God got to do with your own salvation? Why on earth would you think of leaving Christ because of your pastor’s mistakes? Christians behave in this way because they are shallow! Do not be a shallow Christian. Be deep. Do not be a believer for just a while. Let your roots grow deep. As the song writer says, “Draw me deeper, Lord!”

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4 thoughts on “TEMPTATION

  1. Thank you Papa.
    For words of wisdom.
    It is life changing message. And timely.

    I have blessed reading. shallowness is kilying many of us.
    Becoming deep in the knowledge of God, of Him and Even His will towards us
    is such a great thing.
    Going deeper talk the way.

    love you Papa and praying for long life.

    Dennis Ampofo Cudjoe
    Lighthouse Chapel International
    Missionary Sent Eldoret-Kenya.

  2. Thank you Papa.
    For words of wisdom.
    It is life changing message. And timely.

    I have been blessed reading. shallowness is killing many of us.
    Becoming deep in the knowledge of God, of Him and Even His will towards us
    is such a great thing.
    Going deeper all the way.

    love you Papa and praying for long life.

    Dennis Ampofo Cudjoe
    Lighthouse Chapel International
    Missionary Sent Eldoret-Kenya.

  3. Are you saying that we should not follow LCI because it is also the fruits of your wind of doctrine ? And are you saying that we should not leave LCI if you do bad things ?

    You could have insisted on following God rather than a church (even yours) and to be able to leave any physical church because as sons of God we are a church!!!

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