Just a Brief Warning: Heed What You Read
Insurance agents, car salesmen, and bankers are some of the many people who wish others would heed their advice. But, the disappointment they feel from those who refuse their counsel is nothing compared to the disappointment Jesus felt when people “went bank and walked no more with Him” (John 6.66).
Jesus implores us to obey the truth once we hear it. We must not simply give lip service to what we know is right. In Matthew 7.21, He said, “Not everyone that saith unto me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven.” It is imperative that we carry out what we have read and know about the Bible. It can be our salvation book, and will definitely be our judgment book.
With so many copies of the Bible available to us electronically and in print, most of us can know more about the Bible than any of our ancestors did. What is the result? Do we pause and say, “That was timely. That was comforting. I needed that.”?
At the Southside Church of Christ, we endeavor to read and heed what we read. We want to see the ever-increasing effect the Bible has on our walk with God and our relationship with our fellow man. We do not reach of “nominal Christianity.” We desire excellent things - the excellent things of scripture where we can “walk worthily of the Lord unto all pleasing, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in the KNOWLEDGE of God” (Colossians 1.10). We believe you should desire the same yourself. Stop relying upon emotion or gut instinct. Come to God. Hear Him. Heed what you read (Isaiah 55.6-11).