Gullible You

Take heed. The Bible warns that we are easily led astray.

 For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths. (2 Timothy 4:3-4, MSG)

They worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. (From 2 Timothy 3:6-9, NIV)

Gullible people are easily persuaded to believe something, the more far-fetched the more likely they are over-trustful, easily deceived and easily taken in. Gullibility stresses being duped or made a fool of, suggesting a lack of intelligence,

You’re going to find that there will be times when people will have no stomach for solid teaching, but will fill up on spiritual junk food—catchy opinions that tickle their fancy. They’ll turn their backs on truth and chase mirages. (2 Timothy 4:3-4, MSG)

How can we avoid this trap?

But you—keep your eye on what you’re doing; accept the hard times along with the good; keep the Message alive; do a thorough job as God’s servant. (2 Timothy 4:5, MSG)

I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he comes to set up his Kingdom:  Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. (2 Timothy 4:1-2, NIV)

Prayer- Lord we beg you help us keep a clear mind in every situation. Help us not to fear suffering on your behalf. Give us the energy to tell others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry you have given us. Amen (From 2 Timothy 4: 5, NLT)

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