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The Absolute Truth - Part 1
9/22/2016

Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day. Psalms 25:5 (NKJV)

What Is The Truth?

We are told in the Bible; Jesus (God the Son) is truth (John 14:6).

We are told in the Bible; God’s Word is Truth (Psalm 119:160).

We are told in the Bible; Jesus is the Word made flesh (John 1:1-2, 14).

In our world, relativism permeates mainstream thinking.  So much so, there are many who don’t believe in absolute truth.  But as Christian men and women, we can say, God is absolute truth, and His Word is His absolute spoken truth.  These truths are absolute, and in them is nothing false. 

Q:         So, do we truly believe God’s Word is absolute truth?

It would be an oxymoron and a lie to say we are Christian, but deny God’s written Word as absolute truth.  If we accept Christ we must understand He is the Word, so we are actually saying we accept His written Word as authority in over our life, understanding God has inspired every written Scripture (Biblical writing).

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV)

Herein lies the problem for us as Christian believers, and for non-believers alike.  If God’s Word is absolute truth, then we know it is righteous and we are compelled to be accountable if we say we believe in truth.  To decide not to abide in, or to obey God’s Word would in fact be akin to living a lie.  This is why so many unbelievers attack God’s Word.  For them to dismiss it as merely someone’s opinion enables them to live in whatever manor they choose to live, without the accountability of living in sin.   This is because God’s Word represents “Light,” and His light exposes the darkness of sin within our lives.

“…And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.  For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.  But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” John 3:19-21 (NKJV)

This is also why many people are being deceived by the enemy to turn to something other than the Bible to guide them in their Christian walk.  There are many false teachings attacking the very essence of truth—declaring Jesus to be something other than what He truly is—God.  They declare God’s Word to be noncurrent—saying there is something else needing to be added to it for one to fully understand it, and to be enlightened.

Satan does this in an attempt to keep new believers living in darkness and the bondage of his lie, and to keep the unbeliever from hearing God’s truth—knowing it will expose his lie.  This is exactly what Jesus was saying, as written in the Book of John.

Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32 (NKJV)

Can you say today with all truth and honesty, “Jesus, You are my Lord, and I believe Your written Word is absolute truth.”  Can you, like the Psalmist say, “Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation.”

In Part 2 of this devotion, we will take a look at what happens when people have a problem with God’s Word being the absolute truth. 

STUDY QUESTION: What Promise did Jesus (God) make us in John 8:31-32?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Are you willing to ask God to lead you in His truth (Bible) and to teach you? 

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Seek the Lord today and begin to read His Word as absolute truth.  Make it your hearts desire to apply every jot and tiddle written within it to your life. 

MAKE THIS YOUR PRAYER TODAY: Father, Thank You for Your written Word.  Thank You for helping me to understand it, and for giving me the ability to be led by You in all understanding.  Help me to continue to understand it as I prayerfully read it.  Give me Your wisdom Lord this day and the discernment to utilize and implement it into my life.  In Jesus’ precious name, amen…

Be blessed, Pastor Scott

 

 


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