Christianity 201

July 9, 2013

The Truth Everyone Seeks

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Today’s post is shorter, but rich in scripture. The writer is Mitzi Smith who blogs at Written Reality, one of the blogs at Faith Village. This originally appeared as 7 Gifts of Truth Everyone is Seeking:

Why do we push the boundaries?

Our world creates such distortions, it’s difficult to find anything real. Yet, we often push the boundaries to connect within it.

We keep truth quiet in the name of peace until our silence creates our own world war. [tweetable]

We set aside truth in the name of tolerance until our tolerance becomes our own belief. [tweetable]

We blur truth in the name of acceptance until our blurred vision blinds all reality. [tweetable]

One glance across today’s headlines conveys these consequences. Living our own truth will all too soon lead us over the edge into a pit of our own warped devastation.

Reading the Bible isn’t a homework assignment or an option for extra credit from the Creator. God doesn’t provide His Word of Truth as punishment. He gives us His Word to keep us grounded in reality.

Liberal thoughts enslave us. God’s boundaries set us free. [tweetable]

God’s Word is a gift of Truth, not to bind, but to offer a prosperous life of freedom and joy.

7 Gifts of Truth

1. Truth provides security.

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,  Ephesians 6:14

2. Truth gives freedom.

And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32

3. Truth gives life.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6

4. Truth offers direction.

Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day. Psalm 25:5

5. Truth sets apart His people.

 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. John 17:17

6. Truth provides His presence.

The Lord is near to those who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. Psalm 145:18

7. Truth offers wisdom.

Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. Psalm 51:6