How does instability affect me and others? - Stability - TouchPoints

How does instability affect me and others?

2 Peter 2:14They commit adultery with their eyes, and their lust is never satisfied. They make a game of luring unstable people into sin. They train themselves to be greedy; they are doomed and cursed.

Instability makes you vulnerable to sin and to leading others to sin.

Proverbs 13:17An unreliable messenger stumbles into trouble, but a reliable messenger brings healing.

Isaiah 30:12-14This is the reply of the Holy One of Israel: “Because you despise what I tell you and trust instead in oppression and lies, calamity will come upon you suddenly. It will be like a bulging wall that bursts and falls. In an instant it will collapse and come crashing down.”

Instability invites trouble into your life.

Isaiah 2:22Stop putting your trust in mere humans. They are as frail as breath. How can they be of help to anyone?

Psalm 41:9Even my best friend, the one I trusted completely, the one who shared my food, has turned against me.

Jeremiah 17:5This is what the Lord says: “Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans and turn their hearts away from the Lord.”

Instability brings disappointment with yourself and others.

2 Peter 3:15-1615 And remember, the Lord’s patience gives people time to be saved. This is what our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you with the wisdom God gave him— speaking of these things in all of his letters. Some of his comments are hard to understand, and those who are ignorant and unstable have twisted his letters to mean something quite different, just as they do with other parts of Scripture. And this will result in their destruction.Some of his comments are hard to understand, and those who are ignorant and unstable have twisted his letters around to mean something quite different from what he meant, just as they do the other parts of Scripture—and the result is disaster for them.

Instability invites misunderstanding or twisting God’s Word, which leads to disaster.

Job 8:13-19Such is the fate of all who forget God. The hope of the godless comes to nothing. Everything they count on will collapse. They are leaning on a spiderweb. They cling to their home for security, but it won’t last. They try to hold it fast, but it will not endure. The godless seem so strong, like a lush plant growing in the sunshine, its branches spreading across the garden. Its roots grow down through a pile of rocks to hold it firm. But when it is uprooted, it isn’t even missed! That is the end of its life, and others spring up from the earth to replace it.

Isaiah 31:1Destruction is certain for those who look to Egypt for help, trusting their cavalry and chariots instead of looking to the Lord, the Holy One of Israel.

Hosea 10:2The hearts of the people are fickle; they are guilty and must be punished. The Lord will break down their altars and smash their sacred pillars.

Long-term instability usually leads to eternal destruction