Day 9 Devo - Know the Scriptures

Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not now the Scriptures or the power of God."  (Matthew 22:29)

Here Jesus told the Sadducees that the root of their misunderstanding was not knowing the Scriptures, or the power of God.  As a result, their beliefs were completely faulty!  These men were the leaders of organized religion in their day.  They were supposed to have perfect understanding of spiritual things, and the people looked to them for guidance.  Yet the things that they taught were just a combination of their traditions and their own personal opinions.  It's no wonder the people understood so little about God.

Today much of organized religion has the same problem.  Many groups fabricate their teachings to stay in  line with tradition, whether  right or wrong.  Many people just invent their own teachings to gratify their own desires!  Some of these people do not know that their teachings are not in line with the Bible, and many of them do not care.  They do not know the power of God or fear God's judgment.  The Bible foretold of these things we see today . . .

• Read I Timothy 4:3-4.

Point to Ponder:

To keep from being deceived by false teachers, and also by our own sinful desires, it's very important to know the Word!  We must firmly hold on to the truth we have heard in God's Word, so we can stay on the right track!

We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.  (Hebrews 2:1)