Today’s devotion is based on 2 Thessalonians 2:15, “So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.”
I know quite a few people who used to be Christians but no longer say they no longer believe in the Triune God. Each person left Christianity for different reasons. But they all had this one thing in common. None of them, when I asked, were feeding their faith. None of them were actively going to church and speaking with their pastor and other Christians.
That’s why Paul told his congregation in Thessalonica to “stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.” Paul knew that it is not enough to hear the Word of God once. Followers of Jesus need to actively take hold of it, absorbing Biblical sermons and meditating on what Paul and the other Biblical authors wrote down.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you for your Word, pastors, and teachers who teach your Word, other Christians who help me to stay firm in the faith. Don’t let the devil or anything in this world snatch me from your hand. Amen.