Study to show thyself approved unto God

So this morning I went to Starbucks to spend some time in the word….

I began my morning by reading some notes I had from January about how the Lord was sifting His people.

I ended up in John 10 somehow. As I began to read the scriptures I began to ponder on what they were saying. What it was truly saying. Not what I had been taught as a child to believe.

I have quoted John 10:10 over and over again as, “Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy.”

But, to tell the truth this is not what the scripture says or what it means. The scripture actually says, “10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

We have been taught that Satan is the thief, but that is not what this scripture was pertaining to. The thief or robber is anyone that comes to the Father in anyway except through the door. The door is Jesus. He is the door to the sheep that allows them to come to the Father.

If anyone tries to get to the Father in any other way, besides Jesus Christ then they are like a thief that comes to steal, kill, and destroy.

They are stealing the truth of who Jesus is; they are destroying any opportunity they have in knowing the Father which ultimately kills them.

Only coming to the Father through Jesus Christ allows for us to live life, and to have it more abundantly.

With this being just one scripture that I have so misquoted over the years and have never taken the time to really examine it makes me wonder how many other scriptures I have quoted wrongfully out of the true contexts. Please study your Word to show thyself approved unto God.



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