Thursday, May 25, 2017, Joy in Christ Jesus to you all,
So, what is truth? Today, truth is whatever you care to believe from someone, or whatever you care to believe about yourself. If you want to believe that you are an Olympic Gold Medalist, go ahead and believe it. In our “tolerant” and “intolerant” culture today, who am I to tell you that you’re wrong. You’ve heard of “transgender”, well now scientists are inventing “transhumans”. Robots that look human, act human, and will do whatever you would like them to do. Even the name is a lie—“transhuman” just like “transgender”. If you’re born a male, you’re still a male—and if you’re born a female, you’re still a female! From the very beginning of time when Adam and Eve fell into sin, humans have tried making up their own truth, and guess what, it’s NEVER worked—NEVER.
So, what is truth? Pilate asked Jesus this very question. Truth was standing right in front of Pilate and he couldn’t see it. Lest we blame Pilate, even in our sin, it’s impossible for us to see Truth even when it’s starring right at us. In our sin, we’ll hear Truth oh yes, but when it goes through our ears, the buzzing and the blinking of our mind and heart’s computer spits out something completely different—a fat lie. It’s amazing, and we can even do it with a smile.
So, what is truth? Well, only the Holy Spirit can reveal truth and He does so only through His Word. Without the Holy Spirit, the Father of Lies takes over. It’s that simple. So, what is truth? Truth is Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ embodies all truth. Jesus Christ fulfilled all truth when we couldn’t. He kept the Truth of the Ten Commandments when we couldn’t, and He did it perfectly through His life, death, and resurrection so that truthfully “all who believe in Him will have everlasting life.” And that’s the honest truth!
Believe Him—Learn from Him—Live for Him!
“Jesus said, ‘I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” John 14: 6
“But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.” For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by me and Silas and Timothy, was not “Yes” and “No”, but in Him it has always been “Yes.” For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through Him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” 2 Corinthians 1: 18-22
- Holy Spirit, we confess to You the lies of our life—the times we walked our own way disallowing, ignoring Your Truth. Oh, we heard it, for sure, but our sinfulness took over and we lived the lie. Turn our hearts to Your Word to see once again Jesus; turn our hearts to Your Word so that we once again may hear, “I forgive you,” and turn from our lies. Your love Jesus is so deep, beyond my understanding, that I can’t miss one day without You or I’d be lost forever. Turn Your church again to proclaim Your Truth, that You alone Jesus paid for our sin and in exchange clothed us in Your glorious righteousness. Thank You for this precious truth. I love You and desire to live my life in Your Truth with a thankful heart. Lord in Your mercy, we pray this prayer in Jesus’ Name.
- Lord, keep my heart from loving the riches of this world above You and others. Lord in Your mercy—We pray this prayer in Jesus Name.
Until Monday, June 5th. Live for Jesus—Live for Truth.