Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | May 6, 2020

Seek Truth

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:23

It was early morning and all was quiet. Reading through the passages of scripture in my one-year reading plan and meditating on God’s Word, I jotted down passages that seemed to jump off the page.
Leviticus seemed reminiscent of our current times, “if you spurn my statutes, and if your soul abhors my rules, so that you will not do all my commandments, but break my covenant, then I will do this to you: I will visit you with panic, with wasting disease and fever that consume the eyes and make the heart ache.” (Lev. 26:15-16).

Psalm 33:10-11 proclaims God’s sovereign control: “The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples. The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.”

Ecclesiastes 9:3 reminds us that ultimately death comes to everyone, our earthly bodies are all subject to the same fate: “This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that the same event happens to all.”
Titus 1:1-2 tells us that as servants of Jesus Christ we have the knowledge of the truth and the hope of eternal life. “ Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began.

Our world is filled with panic and wasting disease right now, isn’t it? How comforting to be reminded of God’s absolute and sovereign control over nations, peoples and disease. His plans stand firm. Yes, we are all subject to death and decay in this broken world, but because of Jesus that is not our ultimate future. We have the knowledge of the truth and the hope of eternal life which God, who never lies, promises to those who put their faith in His Son.

This is truth. In a world filled with faux news, political spinning, half-truths, and fearmongering we have a God who never lies. We have a book that tells a story of his past faithfulness and provides wisdom for today and promises for tomorrow. Reading His Word, it occurred to me that this might be the only truth I read or hear today. So I linger a bit longer taking in the nourishment I need to fight the battle we are all in right now. Charles Stanley says it this way, “Seek understanding from Him about what’s happening in our life. This is why time with the Lord in His Word and prayer is top priority. That’s where we discover His purposes and come away emotionally settled.”

“Lord, helps us to seek the truth found in your Word so that we can live emotionally settled lives, pointing others to you, in a world that has come undone.”

For His Glory

Ann Skalaski
TRBC Women’s Life

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