Right vs. wrong is not up for debate. God has set the standard. He is the standard. One way we know we are on the right path is it will never contradict His Word. If we don’t know what’s in the Bible, how can we grow as Christian’s? His Word is the sword of the Spirit. If we don’t have our sword ready to do battle against the world, the flesh and the devil, we will get devoured. The wolves are waiting to attack. Devour His Word…get it into your heart and mind or else you are wolf bait.
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2
We are to aim for holiness but our aiming is not to elevate ourselves, it’s sole purpose is to glorify God. In all we do, in word or deed, let it glorify God. Genuine believers will desire more of His will.. Though we walk imperfectly, we have an ever increasing awareness of the paths we choose; how it’s honoring to Truth, how it’s elevating God’s Word, and how it lifts up Jesus and when we are in step with His will we are satisfied and content.
“Blessed are those that hunger and thirst for righteousness; for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6
And finally, staying close to the flock, and never taking our eyes off the Shepherd will enable us to stay on the path of righteousness. When we wander off on our own, we are easy prey and more prone to being led astray. The lines become blurred to what is right and wrong. When the Shepherd is no longer in our vision, everything gets hazy and confusion sets in like a poison.
The flock is there to help protect, encourage, correct, give godly wisdom and warn. When left to our own devices, the more vulnerable we become to making bad choices and going down the wrong path.
“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” Hebrews 10:25
1. Stay in God’s Word.
2. Our holiness is not about us it’s about Him! Give glory to Him in word and deed.
3. Keep fellowship with the church(believers)
4. Keep your eyes on the Shepherd Jesus at all times!