I don’t know if you’ve noticed lately, but the enemies hitting the scripture pretty hard. Several politicians have been using scripture on billboards and in speech…twisting it to make it work for an evil agenda. Yes, evil. Killing babies in the womb is nothing but evil. But, for years, I’ve heard many pervert the words in scripture to serve their own purposes. The trans movement is using it to defend their position and have some pastors playing right along. That is appalling.
This practice has been occurring forever. It was part of the homosexual movement in the beginning too…although the Bible is quite clear about God’s feelings about this practice. Preachers have long been using scripture to control people. Cult leaders use it to serve their own agenda.
If we’re honest though, we’d admit that we also use scripture to affirm the things we do and don’t want to do sometimes. We also have a tendency to pervert scripture when it suits us. We are all sinners. One truly isn’t worse than another. It’s true.
What am I getting at?
Well, the word of God is alive and powerful…just like scripture says…and the enemy is constantly trying to steal the power from it. It’s time for us to become acutely aware of this…
We have one way to fight back…that’s to make sure we are each steeped in scripture, enough to know when it is misconstrued. We must feast on the word every day so we will not be brought into confusion. We must allow God to convict our own hearts, and even offend us if necessary. The word of God is meant to do these things. It’s alive.
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before His eyes, and He is the one to whom we are accountable. So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for He faced all of the same testing’s we do, yet He did not sin. So, let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrews 4:12-16
God, forgive me for any time I have bent scripture to suit my own selfish desires. I repent of all perversion of scripture that I’ve ever done. Please forgive me. Help me to walk in the truth. I never want to twist the gospel just to suit my own selfishness and sinfulness. Lead me in Truth. In Jesus’ name, Amen.