YOU ASKED FOR IT: Belief in Action
Backsliding is turning away from God. To keep us from this we can return to God’s Word, build ourselves up in faith, extend grace, and trust God to work.
1. Remember God’s Word daily.
But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold.18 They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” Vv. 17-18
2. Build yourselves up in faith.
3. Wait for Jesus.
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise... 2 Peter 3:9
4. Extend grace, mercy, and love to others.
Be merciful to those who doubt; Vv. 22-23
5. Trust God to work.
To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present
you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and
authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now
and forevermore! Amen. Vv. 24-25
I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely. Hosea 14:4