What is your interpretation of truth? Priscilla Shirer defines truth as God’s opinion on any matter. Truth is the first part of the Armor of God that is set in place. “Stand firm, then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist…” (Ephesians 6:14) However, truth today seems to vary based on how a person wants to justify his or her actions.
There are no unfailing principles by which the world operates anymore. Anything goes! Praise God, He has given us truths to govern our lives by in His word, The Bible. There He guides us and gives us answers to life’s questions based on His will. Without truth, without an absolute non-negotiable standard to live by, there is no liberty. He desires for us to be grounded so deeply in His truths that we walk in freedom everyday of our lives.
Truth is not simply gathered on Sunday from a sermon or Sunday School class. Truth is discovered through spending time in God’s Word. Without knowledge of absolute truth, we are subject to making our own interpretations. We could mistakenly lean toward legalism as truth and always be wondering if we have “done enough” to deserve God’s love. Can you hear those chains rattling, binding us and robbing us of peace?
When you know truth, all things negative, hurtful, and untrue roll off your back because you know who the Bible says you are in Christ. You are a child of the King! You can walk in victory, knowing that you are loved and forgiven despite Satan’s jabs to make you think otherwise. Decisions are more easily made when held to the light of truth. The answers you sometimes desperately seek are revealed as you read your Bible.
Our search for truth strengthens our relationship with God. There He reveals Himself to you, encourages you, and holds you when life is overwhelming. It is the most important use of time in your entire day. Fight for that time. You will find peace when the world offer only chaos. “Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life and enter through the gates into the city.” (Rev. 22:14) You will be blessed! To God Be the Glory!