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The Importance of Truth
We live in times where truth doesn’t seem to matter, which shouldn’t surprise us, because Paul warned us 2 Timothy 4:2–4 that people would begin to believe anything that sounds good to them: “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”
If I am to receive truth, then I need to hear truth; and if I am not filling my mind with truth, then I must have accepted something else in its place. We deceive ourselves to think we can stay out from under solid biblical preaching and still live an exuberant life for Christ. And it is also a misconception to think that you are heaven bound if you have never come to the knowledge of the truth! That would be like saying, “I came to know Jesus through a lie, decorated with non-biblical truths.” Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). And Paul wrote, “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” (Rom. 10:14).
May we be like the psalmist in Psalm 25:5 when he wrote, “Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day.” Even though we are not always conscious of it, we all allow something—an idea, a belief system, a person—to lead us. If we are redeemed and have been converted, then it is God’s Spirit who is leading us. Jesus said, “When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth” (John 16:13); and, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (8:31–32). The word abide here is meno in the Greek, meaning “to continue or remain.” So whose word are we to continue in? Christ’s word. Whose disciples? Christ’s disciples. If we are of God, we can trust that what He has ordained and orchestrated will come about.
If we have God’s Spirit in us yet claim It uses something other than God’s Word to shape and mold our minds and even to draw us to Himself, that is not truth but a form of blasphemy, because God has given us His complete revelation on His will for man. His Word is final.
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