Have you ever taught a Sunday School class, led a Bible study, or participated in an outreach endeavor, only to witness what appears to be a total lack of results? It can be disheartening to invest so much and reap so little. Even the prophet Jeremiah, a man of steadfast faith, found himself in the depths of discouragement. But in his darkest hour, when he contemplated giving up, it was the unshakable Word of God that brought him back from the precipice of despair. We must remember that even in the midst of apparent fruitlessness, God’s purposes are still at work in ways we cannot see. If you are in a similar place right now, you can find renewed strength and hope in the unfaltering promises of God’s Word!
Beware of False Prophets
Every day you are surrounded by countless voices on every side, all trying to grab your attention, win your allegiance, and even get your money. The same is true in religious circles. Preachers and evangelists are everywhere telling you this and telling you that, but how do you navigate through all the noise and know what is true and what is false? This problem is not new, and the Bible gives us clearly defined ways to test all those voices and separate the good from the bad. Do you know how to tell the difference, or are you vulnerable to the deceptions that lead so many people astray? Don’t be fooled by smooth talk and grand promises! Make sure you are firmly grounded in God’s Word.