While typing out the verse in DIG yesterday I noticed a very important point that I’d not absorbed earlier.
I said our doctrine can save others and ourselves, well Paul said it first!
What it actually says is that others who “hear thee” will be saved.
This is a very important part of the verse; we have to speak out to people what we understand and believe.
How else will they hear us if we do not tell them?
This word hear however is so much more than just listening and hearing sound, it means to comprehend and understand.
What this verse is really saying is that we need to teach others in order to save them!
We need to not only speak out the truth, we need to explain it, and I would suggest that we should live it too, in order to give the message some degree of credibility.
People understand a truth better if they see it as well as hear it.
If we do this with the good news about Jesus, about his finished work and what we can have through it, people who hear (understand and comprehend) will be saved; that is what this verse is saying.
We can make a huge impact on the lives of others by explaining and demonstrating the true doctrine of Jesus Christ.
We as born again believers have a responsibility to speak out and show good doctrine, so ensure that you are rightly dividing the Word and listening to good teachers!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word and thank you for good doctrine”.
1 Timothy 4 v 16…..Take heed unto thyself, and unto doctrine: continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt save thyself, and them that hear thee