Ephesians 4:14 – Steadfast in the Lord

Ephesians 4:14
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

Psalm 57:7
7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

-There is a phase in our spiritual lives (just as with our physical lives) where our inexperience and naiveté can lead to instability.  Just as it is essential that we mature into adults physically and mentally, so is it imperative that we “grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ”. (2 Peter 3:18) We see the fruit of that growth in Psalm 57– where once we could be moved about with every wind and sleight, now our hearts will be fixed.  Then, as the Psalmist proclaims, can we sing and give praise.  Not the wishy-washy praise of one who is fervent today and drifting tomorrow; but rather the deep, sincere praise of one who is steadfast.

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