September 21, 2022 | Love Worth Finding Daily Devotional

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September 21, 2022 | Love Worth Finding Daily Devotional By Adrian Rogers, Wednesday Message

Love Worth Finding Daily Devotional 21st September 2022

TOPIC: Freedom vs. Temporary Reformation

“For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.” – 2 Peter 2:21

PONDER THIS
Those who live by truth get more and more freedom. Those who do not live by truth but live by lies experience more and more bondage. Reformation without transformation leads to greater degradation and final condemnation. It’s better for you not to have known the way of truth than to reform your life without meeting the Lord Jesus Christ.

The classic example of that is Judas. Judas heard the truth. Judas reformed his life. Judas was a disciple of the Lord Jesus for a time. He escaped the pollution of the world for a while, but his latter end was worse than his first. Jesus said it would have been better for him if he had never been born.

Sinful desires do not disappear by reformation. They only hibernate and wake up stronger. That’s what Peter was saying. It would be better for them not to have known the way of truth then, after they’ve heard the holy commandment, to turn from it. Salvation, on the other hand, gives you a new nature.

  • How can you know the difference between freedom and temporary reformation in your life?
  • What are some other Bible passages that speak to this?

PRACTICE THIS
Prayerfully examine your life today, assessing if you are living according to freedom from God or reformation in your own strength.

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