My Truth-Full Life

This month brings us into the last half of the year and the edited edition of “My Grace-Full Life,” and this month—we’re talking about “My Truth-Full Life.” These days, “truth” is something that is treated as if it’s subjective. The idea of an “absolute truth” is highly frowned upon. People talk about personal truths or declare there are no truths. As one of my favorite apologists, Frank Turek, says, “When someone says there is no truth, you should counter with the question, ‘Is that true?’” You can’t answer that question! It’s an argument that cancels itself out. We live in a world that’s taken the black and white of truth and turned everything into grey. While I’ll concede some grey in the world, some things really are black and white.  

This month – let’s explore some absolute truths:

Truth # 1:  Jesus loves you. That is 100% truth – not a shred of grey area there. He loves you so much that He considered you worth dying for. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Furthermore – Paul would expound in more detail, “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).

Truth # 2: God wants a relationship with you. He didn’t send Jesus to die for you for no reason. He wants an active and engaging relationship with you! Jesus said in Revelation 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” Moreover – in Jeremiah 29:13, God promised the Israelites, “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” That promise holds true for us today, too.

Truth # 3: God is just. Too often, our churches cherry-pick all the Scriptures that only point to God’s love. And absolutely – those are all true! But God is not one-dimensional. We will never fully understand Him, but just as we are capable of emotions of both love and justice – so is He. It makes total sense since we are made in His image. So as we reflect on God’s love – we must also remember He is just. GotQuestions.org has an excellent article that deeply explains God’s justice. It is titled, “What does it mean that God is just?” The great truth about God’s justice and love – it means that those who have accepted His gift of salvation are redeemed as it says in Galatians 3:13, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)…”

Truth # 4: The Bible is timeless. Isaiah 40:8 says, “The grass withers, the flower fades,

But the word of our God stands forever.” His Word doesn’t need to be re-written, and it’s not outdated. It is truly His love letter to humanity, and when it’s studied with the intent to know Him – it provides wisdom, guidance, and clarity for any and all situations.

Truth # 5: Jesus is the truth. He said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” There really isn’t any ambiguity there. It’s absolute, unwavering truth from Truth Himself.

Living your truth boils down to living His Truth and trusting in Christ for all things – knowing and believing that God’s will always prevail.

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Verse of the Month: John 14:6

Song of the Month: “Truth I’m Standing On,” by Leanna Crawford

Recommended Reading: The Way of the Master, by Ray Comfort; The Daniel Dilemma, by Chris Hodges; Defined, by Alex and Stephen Kendrick; Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name, by Max Lucado; The Jesus I Never Knew, by Philip Yancey

 

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