Psalm 34:18 (NIV)
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
As we look around we see that lots of people in the church aren't sure of their salvation. They fail to look for the truth. God tells us in His word to seek and we shall find.
His promise of "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." (Matt 7:7-8 NIV) As we seek we find that truth is not a concept or a doctrine, but a Person: "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6 NIV)
As we let God's Spirit become real to us, and His Word, the Bible, becomes alive. Peace overcame me, and love from the Most High invaded my life. As we continue to study we can learn some things about truth.
Truth says: No one can reach heaven on his own. (Eph 2:8-9)
Truth says: I am not a concept, but a Person who will help you break free from your bondages (John 8:36).
Truth says: It is God who saved us through His Son Jesus. We had no part in it, except to accept His gracious offer and fall on our knees in total gratitude (John 3:16).
Truth says: We have a reliable guide who will lead us in God's truth. Our only job is to rely on Him (John 16:13).
Truth says: It can only be found in God's Word, the Bible. And the way to unlock that Truth is by letting God's Spirit, the author of this fantastic book, guide you (James 1:22-25).
Do you want to know freedom? Would you like to experience Truth?
Then from the bottom of your heart, ask God: "Lord please guide me to Your Truth."
Dear Lord, thank You for loving us. Thank You for Your word that will show us what truth is. Help us follow the truth so that we can liberated from the bondage we are in. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.