Day 294: Conspiracy Theories (Jeremiah 5-6; 1 Timothy 1)

Don’t give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith. -1 Timothy 1:4

As the elections in the U.S. draw near and thanks to the plethora of conspiracy theories on all things religion, there is plenty out there to conspire about. Some speculate about the last days and the antichrist. Others buy into various theological or even mythical explanations for certain Bible occurrences.

Friend, don’t engage in such worthless and irrelevant discussions. Pray for wisdom to discern the difference between deepening your faith and wasting your time trying to prove that the earth is in fact round. Because if God wanted you to know the name of the antichrist or the intricate design/logistics of angels, then He would have opened them to you (and maybe someday He will!). But for now, focus on what matters: growing and guarding your faith.

In the Greek version of this verse, godly edification is the Greek word for stewardship – as in where a person looks after another’s affairs. But not another’s like your neighbor’s business, but God’s affairs. In essence, don’t speculate but instead look after God’s affairs, which is faith. It’s that simple – no conspiracy involved.

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