Tuesday, February 24, 2015

“Thy Word Is Truth”

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

Christ followers are continually pressured to abandon the traditional, high value of the Bible in today’s culture. Here’s what Rob Bell, former mega-church pastor, had to say on Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul Sunday” program, speaking about same-sex marriage: "We're moments away. I think the culture is already there. And the church will continue to be even more irrelevant when it quotes letters from 2,000 years ago as their best defense.”

If by quoting 2,000 year old letters makes me irrelevant, then I’m guilty as charged. I hold a different view of the Scripture; one that thinks that the Scriptures are truth and life. The truthfulness of the Bible is upheld by both the Psalmist and Jesus, Himself. The Psalmist wrote, “The sum of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting” [Psalm 119:160]. In His priestly prayer, Jesus said, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth” [John 17.17].

Dear Christ follower, always treat the Bible for what it is: the very words of God. Never deny its truthfulness. Don’t deny it in your thinking. Don’t deny it in your living. Rather, “be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth” [2 Timothy 2:15]. 

The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. The man who has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. John 3:31-33

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