My question is, turning away from who? From what? Do they know they are following Satan or have they been deceived into following him?
Yesterdays text gives the answer as to what they know. They are deceived. They have no idea that they are being led astray. I think this whole book gives the answer to who and what they are turning away from. I believe it is the church and its leadership.
As a church leader this is a scary responsibility! God has ordained the church to be the place of health and safety for believers. God's plan for reaching the world is His church and the church is full of sinful people. Any one of us can stray from God's path. All of us have from time to time. It is in the context of a healthy church, under the authority of godly leadership that clarity of vision comes.
I am so grateful to be in a church like Cornerstone. I love being in a context with other men and women who continue to challenge my faith and walk with Jesus. I pray my life will be one committed to being a good leader and a followable example to others.
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