Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day. (Psalm 25:4-5, NKJV, emphasis added)
Some can exchange the truth of God for a lie, and results in not waiting on Him – Part 3
And they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. (2 Timothy 4:4, NKJV)
Paul continues to instruct Timothy on the importance of teaching the Word of God because people with turn from truth and would rather follow fables and lies of the Enemy. Paul continues to emphasize the power of truth in the Word of God when he states, “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching.” (2 Timothy 4:2). The next verse warns a time is coming when people not enduring sound doctrines and seek out teachers to feed them lies! It is happening now! It is very important to get grounded in the Word of God and seek out good teaching. Wait upon God with hope and allow the Holy Spirit to instruct you in sound doctrine of the truth of God’s Word.
Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth. To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work. (Titus 1:13-16, NKJV, emphasis added)
The book of Titus is another epistle of Paul written to encourage a young pastor, this time Titus. It has a much similar theme to the letters to Timothy. In this passage Paul is warning of false teachers who profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work. We clearly see Paul taught that error should be confronted with the truth of God’s Word. Without knowing God’s Word this task is impossible. To be sound in the faith means to be sound in the doctrines of the Bible. Teaching, instruction, and discipleship needs to be promoted and sought after in the Church. As you wait on the Lord ask the Spirit of truth to light a fire in you to become a learner of the Scriptures, to become more solid in understanding doctrine, and confront lies with the truth of God.
Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins. (James 5:19-20, NKJV)
Wandering from the truth is dangerous. Wandering from the truth can be fatal. If you do not have a solid foundation of sound doctrine you can be lead into error. Stay clear of the lies of Satan and the world he controls. Be a seeker of truth as you wait upon God with great hope in prayer and study of His Word.