Many of the New Testament letters hint at the false teaching that influenced the church in the first century. The kind of false teaching might change from generation to generation, but every generation deals with some form of theological error. The closing words of this letter give us a strategy to not fall victim to theological error. According to verse 17, the strategy involves the awareness that false teaching is possible. According to verse 18, the best strategy of protection is to “grow in Christ.”
Every single day presents a challenge to “grow in Christ.” May today find us “growing in Christ” through His Word.
Devotional by Steve Horn. Scripture links by www.biblegateway.com.