…Your Word is Truth. John 17:17
We live in such crazy times. Media saturates our minds and we are often left grappling to find the truth and make sense of it all. Currently, the definition of marriage is now in the hands of lawmakers who are trying to redefine what marriage is.
I just read an article recently, that states one of the nation’s largest public school systems is preparing to include gender identity to its classroom curriculum, including lessons which teach the idea that there’s no such thing as 100 percent boys or 100 percent girls. A little scary don’t ya think?
Unlike us fickle humans and the world we live in, God never changes. I love that about Him. Hebrews 13:8 says…”Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever.” That is so comforting to me to know we serve a God who is unchanging in the ever-changing times.
So where do we go to find the truth? Straight to the author of life himself. The one who created life and instituted marriage is the best source for the truth. God gave us his Word so that we may discover who He is and what He desires for each of us as his beloved children. Romans 15:4 says, “Everything written in the past was to teach us…” The bible also states that these things were written that you would believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His Name. John 20:31
Through the discipline of reading God’s Word, He speaks to us and we begin to know him and have relationship with him. God gives us the bible as a map for life. It’s His living Word that speaks to us allowing us to know Him and be known by Him.
I know that without directions, I would be lost. Without God, we are lost. The bible is God’s directions for us in the journey of life. The bible tells us that His Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light for our path (Psalm 119:105). We need to do the work of reading and studying God’s word so we can correctly handle the Word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15) and we can only know the truth of who God is through His Word.
The bible says…God’s Word is truth (John 17:17). It lays the foundation for who we are and what we were created for. The bible tells us that God is love (1 John 4:8) and that he loved us before the foundations of the world. It also states that all things were created by Him and for Him (John 1:3). The bible is God’s love story for us. It tells the story of the fall of mankind and what Christ did for us to bridge the gap between himself (holy and pure) and us (sinners).
The bible is absolute truth and is inspired by God. Meaning men under the influence of God’s Spirit penned the holy scriptures. 2 Timothy 3:16 says…All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.
We all know that there is good and evil in the world. In this day in age, if we don’t stand for the truth, we will most certainly fall for a lie. The bible tells us not to be overcome by evil, but to overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21). The bible states that God is good. When we understand that God’s nature is good and that he only desires good for us, we can learn to trust him and His word in all circumstances, even the most difficult things.
God states that all things work together for good, for those who love Him, for those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:29 God is calling all of us to a relationship with himself. He is our creator God and in Him is the truth. The bible promises…You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 Seek Him today and know the truth of His Word!