Welcome back. Lets now look at another habit as we continue our talk on Distinguishing Habits of a Believer. Yesterday we talked about tithing. Now lets move to another habit.
2. A distinguishing habit of a Believer is biblical knowledge. Are you studying? Do you even read your bible? If not, how can you effectively talk about something you don’t know.
I know a few things. Yet, I can’t talk about Orbital Mechanics. I can speak on a few facts but that’s it. I can’t talk about it in-depth. I only have a familiarization with this subject.
We often hear “Thank God for Grace!” “Thank God for Mercy!” What does that mean? Does the devil have horns? Is he dressed in red? Do a little research. Could it be possible that the “devil” we see was developed by an ad agency? Hmm, do a little research and let me know. We need to know about the devil. He doesn’t look like anything you think he does.
The pictures you see on TV are nowhere near how the bible describes him. In fact, the same can be said about angels also! We need to get smarter.
I encourage you to ask 5 people to give you descriptions of the devil. Write them down and see if it’s biblically true.
Ask them to give you facts about God. You’re going to get the same answers. They’ll be vague. Write them down and see if it’s biblically true.
You’ll see that, in general, people will be quick to give you info on the devil. They think they know him and what he is about. I’m certain they’ll be wrong.
I saw this message on Facebook. “Our ignorance is one of Satan’s greatest and easiest ways to defeat us.”
It’s funny how people can believe in hell and Satan but not God. They’ll argue you about the existence of God but not the devil. God created the devil! Heck, people will argue over the existence of aliens and Bigfoot but will reject talk about God.
According to Presenttruth.com, Anton LaVey, the Founder of the Church of Satan, said, “I’m glad that Christian parents let their children worship the devil at least one night out of the year.” He’s talking about Halloween. What does Halloween represent? I’m certain you know a lot of parents that send their kids out on Halloween. The rationale will be, “They’re just kids.” That’s a lame excuse. What does 2 Thes 2:11 tell us? “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion that they should believe in a lie.”
Today we touched upon a few issues concerning biblical knowledge. Obviously, these aren’t the only ones we need to be aware of. However, could you adequately explain grace, mercy, love or Halloween? If not, I encourage you to read on these subjects over the next few weeks. You’ll be amazed as you gain more knowledge. I challenge and encourage you to share your knowledge with others. Remember we are the “Light of the world.”