Guarding the Truth

Paul wanted people to remember what is true about Jesus.

Paul was warning the people that there were false teachers and he was encouraging fellow believers to not stray away, but to remember what is true about Jesus.

Some of our friends conducted science experiments to test wind and gravity. For the wind experiment, they gathered a bunch of different objects and made predictions on whether each item would move or not if they blew on it.

We concluded that some objects moved and some didn’t. What was this invisible force that made it move? The wind. Can we see the wind? No, we could not. Does the wind exist? Yes, it does! It’s what moved those objects! For the objects that didn’t move, was the wind there? Yes, even though we couldn’t see the wind or even the effects of the wind on those objects, we could feel it and maybe even hear it as we blew on the objects with out mouths.  

Just because some objects didn’t move doesn’t mean that the wind was not present. God is very much like the wind….we can’t see Him, but He is there. When we have real faith, we can see evidences of His work in our lives just like the wind…and you know what? Others God’s movement at work in our lives too!! We even see evidences of God when we read His Word and see Him fulfill His promises.

Another science experiment we did was defying gravity. We know that most objects we pick up and let go of will naturally fall to the ground. This is because there is another invisible force we do not see called gravity. Gravity is a force that pulls things down to the earth. It’s what helps us stay standing instead of floating and it’s also why everything that we let go of ends up falling to the ground. God is very much like wind and gravity–we can’t see Him with our eyes, but we can be certain He exists.

But what if gravity is somehow defied?

In this defying gravity experiment, we saw that the water stayed in the glass when it remained slightly submerged below the surface of the water. This is because another invisible force called air pressure was working against gravity. The air pressure was pushing down on the water around the glass–in other words, the force of the air pressure outside was greater than inside the glass (where there was less air), causing the water inside the glass to remain in place instead of falling back into the bowl. Once the glass was lifted out of the water, however, the air immediately rushed to the top of the glass and forced the water to fall out. The air pressure in this defying gravity activity is like the false teachers that Paul warned about. There will always be people (air pressure) going against God’s truths and trying to convince others that God (in this case, “gravity”) does not exist. We need to guard His truth by knowing that God does exist, by believing His truth, and by speaking His truth.

“There will always be people (air pressure) going against God’s truths and trying to convince others that God (in this case, “gravity”) does not exist. We need to guard His truth by knowing that God does exist, by believing His truth, and by speaking His truth.”

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