One of the hardest things about following Jesus is getting it right. While there are some who might argue that the effort is what counts and it is impossible to get it right, Paul reminds us in 2 Corinthians 11 that we must not be led astray from our sincere and pure devotion to Christ. He says just as Eve was led astray, the Corinthians are being led astray from Christ, and is in effect warning you and me to be careful who we listen to.
1 Thessalonians 5 says, ‘Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.’ Sometimes we too readily go along. We must seek out for ourselves what is good and what is true. We do that through prayer, fasting, and reading the Bible. And if we’re honest with ourselves, we all know we don’t do enough of any of those. And by neglecting those things, we are too easily deceived.
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. ~ Isaiah 55:6
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. ~ Jeremiah 29:13