NO MORE TOSSED....
"That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;" Ephesians 4:14
Like tumbleweed some people go from one belief to the next hoping always to settle at the truth, but they find that there is yet another supposed truth that is better and so they are blown down the road to another. These winds that scatter the new Christian or immature believer have their way with them, because they are not rooted and grounded in love. Like tumbleweed they are so easily shifted in opinion, so easily moved from the faith, but for those that have become settled they are no longer tossed to and fro, no longer carried about with every wind of doctrine, and no longer holding to many opinions or many faiths, instead they have become rooted and grounded and cannot be moved!
SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE...
Now, they speak the truth in love, not deceiving any and not to be deceived again. They are rooted firmly and their anchor is Jesus! They grow up and mature in him and in all things regarding him and now they can easily point out error and deception because they are quick to compare it to Jesus and his truth.
No longer are they burned by those that seek to afflict them, no longer does the sleight of men have such a burning effect, instead they speak God's words,
"No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper;" Isaiah 54:17a
"Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and whither as the green herb." Psalm 37:1,2
"I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved." Psalm 16:8
No longer are we like tumbleweed! We shall not be moved!