Oct28SunOctober 28, 2018
"God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged." (Rom. 3:4)
Truth is truth irregardless to time, conditions, trends, culture, location. Truth is constant, reliable, resolute, and absolute. If it changes, it ceases to be what it is – Truth. When Jesus said, “I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life…(Jn. 14:6)”, it was not limited to time, place, or society. He is the Eternal TRUTH, from eternity past to eternity future. He always was and always will be TRUTH. That being said, we have a basis upon which to trust Him in everything – even things we don’t understand. That’s called FAITH.
When the enemy of your soul begins to test and challenge your faith in the Eternal God of our salvation and His Holy engrafted Word, remember he a liar and father of all lies. It is his very nature to lie because the TRUTH is Not in him (See Jn. 8:44). His kingdom is built on lies and deception. God’s Kingdom is built on TRUTH – TRUTH that makes men free! When we get to the place where world views collide with Biblical views, our FAITH in Jesus MUST prevail because it is based on TRUTH. Though the false evidence of the world view or opinion may appear to be true, if it contradicts God’s Word, IT IS NOT TRUE! To illustrate this point, as a young teenager going to court with my mother for a small claims lawsuit, the defendants presented false evidence as part of their defense. The defendants won in the court of law/man, but not before God – they lied.
In the midst of an “untoward generation (Act 2:40)”, Let God be TRUE.
In the midst of “lies and deception (Mt. 24:4)”, Let God be TRUE.
When “lied upon and spoken evil of (Mt. 5:11)”, Let God be TRUE.
When “evil is overwhelming you (Rom. 12:21)”, Let God be TRUE.
The wicked may mock and scorn us, but God is FOR us! Our fight is a spiritual battle against opponents we cannot see with the natural eye, but they are very real and most effective against human reasoning and strength. The only way to overcome and conquer them is through God’s strength and might. As we earnestly contend for the faith BY FAITH based on TRUTH, we trample (tread on and crush) every foe that tries to defeat us. It is TRUTH, RIGHTEOUSNESS, THE GOSPEL, FAITH, SALVATION, THE WORD of GOD, and PRAYER that assures our VICTORY in this life and the one to come! Thank You JESUS!!
"Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth." (John 17:17)