Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo Devotional September 17th – Double-Check With God

(Examine All You Hear With The Word)

TO THE BIBLE: 1 John 4:1 MSG
“My dear friends, don’t believe everything you hear. Carefully weigh and examine what people tell you. Not everyone who talks about God comes from God. There are a lot of lying preachers loose in the world.”

The Scripture in Romans 13:1 says, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.” Some people misunderstand this for a pass to follow instructions from any one with some form of authority. They’d say, “He’s a renowned leader; therefore, he must be speaking the truth,” but that’s not how it works.

Our opening verse means you don’t just run with or do whatever you’re told by just anybody; examine where that authority is coming from. It could be from Satan. So, you have to be careful. God can choose a leader, and the leader can still go against the will of God.

The Scripture is full of examples of people who went against God, even though they were chosen by God. For example, in 1 Samuel 15, Saul was going to war against Amalek and was instructed to destroy everything. He did as was asked, but he spared Agog the king, he also spared the sheep, oxen and everything else he thought was good.

What was God’s response? He said to Samuel the prophet, “I regret making Saul king, for he has turned back from following Me and has not performed My commands…” (1 Samuel 15:11 AMPC).

Just because you liked what someone of authority told you doesn’t mean it was from God. Always remember that God’s Word is the supreme authority by which we judge all things. Always weigh and double-check what you hear with the Word!

Go Deeper
Matthew 7:15-16; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15

Dear Father, I consciously weigh every instruction against the truth of the Word, irrespective of who gives it. My steps are ordered by you, through the Word and your Spirit, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Galatians 3:1-14, Songs of Solomon 3-5
1 Timothy 3:8-16, Jeremiah 35

Do a check on the things you have heard this week using God’s Word.

One Response to “Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo Devotional September 17th – Double-Check With God

  • Relive Rose
    3 years ago

    May the English translation for teevo please be made available for pdf download

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