As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming.
We have been studying what a disciple is and even going through the stages of a Christian. It is amazing to see how many Christians are still in the infant stage. So how do get to the next point of no longer being children? We get in His Word, we listen to Sermons, we join Small Groups or Sunday School classes - we get plugged in! When we are not in His Word or spending time with Him, we can easily get tossed her and there by the waves of life, and we have to be careful of what we hear on TV that may be coming across as the gospel - remember these people pay to get what they want on the airwaves -so always sit there with the Bible - read about what they are saying and make sure it lines up with the Word of God. We live in a wicked world - just ready the Bible, it tells us. We have people out there trying to decieve us all the time, and this craftiness in decietful scheming - striaght from Satan himself. Don't think that he is not after you because you are a Christian. You (and I) are the very ones he is after, he wants to bring us down, destroy us, steal our joy. Be aware! It's time to grow up - as a Christian, move to the next stage. Don't let God say, "You're acting like a child, you should know better by now!"