“So don’t let the errors of evil people lead you down the wrong path and make you lose your balance.” 2 Peter 3:17
That’s what it says in the CEV. In The Passion Translation, it says, “Be careful that you are not led astray by the error of the lawless and lose your firm grip of the truth.”
Either way, when we have our eyes on others, we can be led in the wrong direction, lose our grip on the truth, lose our balance, and even fall.
This is why Paul told us to plant our roots in Christ, and to let Him be the foundation for our lives. He also told us to set our hearts on what is in heaven. John tells us to keep thinking about the message we first heard so that we will always be one in our hearts with the Son, and the Father, just as the Holy Spirit has taught us to do.
Where are your roots getting their nourishment right now? Make sure that you are planted in Christ, first and foremost. What was that message you first heard? Do you need to go back to the B.I.B.L.E? Do you need to remind yourself that, “Jesus Loves Me, this I know?”
Let me affirm you right now, and remind you that the Lord will never leave you nor forsake you. You have also been blessed with the Holy Spirit…the same powerful Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead. You belong to Christ, who is over every power & authority, and in His name, you are more than a conqueror!
Brothers & sisters, I encourage you, with the words of Paul, “But you must stay deeply rooted & firm in your faith. You must not give up the hope you received when you heard the good news.” Col. 1:23
No matter what is going on around you, and what choices others are making, know that you are loved, you have power, and you can keep your balance as you stay on the path with the Lord. Take time to nourish yourself. It matters.
Dig those roots in,