silence

For there are also many rebellious people, full of empty talk and deception, especially those from Judaism. It is necessary to silence them, they overthrow whole households by teaching what they shouldn’t in order to get money dishonestly. Titus 1:10-11 HCSB

Frequently while traveling in my truck I search for a radio station to enjoy. I hit the radio search button and it begins to search the airways looking for a radio signal. It then moves from country to rock, from classical to talk radio, from sports to preaching before finally settling on Christian music. I then hit the button one more time to cause the search to stop. I have found the station to which I want to listen and have in essence silenced the other stations.

Paul encouraged Titus to beware of those who were rebellious and full of empty talk. It is necessary to silence those who are false teachers. These false teachers deceived the people and were seeking to gain monetarily. There are still false teachers today who are seeking to gain by preaching the message of Jesus Christ. We must be discerning and silence those who seek to lead people astray. It is not as easy as pushing the search button and moving on to the next person.

Challenge: Pray that God will give you a discerning heart and mind so you will know who is speaking the truth. Listen to those who can provide sound teaching and silence those who may lead you astray.

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