VERNA’S DAILY DEVOTIONAL
MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2019
For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil.
PAUL IS CAUTIONING HIS FOLLOWERS WHILE AT THE SAME TIME COMMENDING THEM FOR THEIR OBEDIENCE.
HE IS WARNING THEM TO NOT BE DECEIVED BY THOSE WHO ARE FOLLOWING WRONG DOCTRINE, AND WHAT HE MEANS BY “BEING SIMPLE CONCERNING EVIL” IS SIMPLY THAT THEY SHOULD AVOID THOSE THAT ARE CAUSING STRIFE AND DIVISION AND FOLLOWING /PROMOTING FALSE DOCTRINE.
SOMETIMES THE BEST THING TO DO WHEN THERE ARE TROUBLE-MAKERS IS TO AVOID THEM, AND SIMPLY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM. KEEPING OUR FOCUS ON WALKING IN GOD’S WAYS AND IN HIS WORD WILL KEEP US “WISE IN WHAT IS GOOD.”
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