“Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.”
Did you know that you can be certain and still be wrong? I was in New Orleans once when I was in seminary. I think I’d been preaching at the rescue mission. I was going back home I thought, but I got confused. I thought I was headed in one direction away from the river, but I kept on ending up at the river. I just knew I was going in the right direction. I turned around again, and my compass in my mind was all confused. Have you ever lost a sense of direction? I was so certain I was going in the right direction, but I kept ending up at the river. Do you know what I did? I read and followed every sign and I got straight home. In life sometimes you will be dead certain you are right, and you are dead wrong. That’s the reason we have the Bible and the reason we have the faith that is not only complete but also correct.
Make a list of several things you are certain about and know to be true from the Bible.