"Satan Loves Isolated Believers"
Pastor Peter Pal
Encourage one another daily ... so that none of you may be hardened by
sin's deceitfulness. Hebrews 3:13
A church family will help keep you from backsliding.
None of us are immune to temptation. Given the right situation, you and
I are capable of any sin. (1 Corinthians 10:12
1 Timothy 1:19
God knows this, so he has assigned us as individuals the responsibility
of keeping each other on track.
The Bible says, "Encourage one another daily ... so that none of you may
be hardened by sin's deceitfulness." (Hebrews 3:13
"Mind your own business" is not a Christian phrase.
We are called and commanded to be involved in each other's lives. If you
know someone who is wavering spiritually right now, it is your
responsibility to go after them and bring them back into the fellowship.
James tells us, "If you know people who have wandered off from God's
truth, don't write them off. Go after them. Get them back." (James 5:19
A related benefit of a local church is that it also provides the
spiritual protection of godly leaders. God gives the shepherd leader the
responsibility to guard, protect, defend, and care for the spiritual
welfare of his flock. (Acts 20:28-29 NIV;
1 Peter 5:1-4 NIV;
Hebrews 13:7, 17 NIV)
We are told, "Their work is to watch over your souls, and they know they
are accountable to God." (Hebrews 13:17
Satan loves detached believers, unplugged from the life of the Body,
isolated from God's family, and unaccountable to spiritual leaders,
because he knows they are defenseless and powerless against his tactics.
We need to always focus on Christ!
Pastor Peter Pal
Rev. Peter Pal
Sojourners Harvest India
"Master's Last Words, My First Concern"
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