Devotion: 2 John: 1-4
What did Jesus say about Himself? ” I am the way, the truth and the life and no man comes to the Father but by Me.” Real love comes from knowing the truth. The truth is the revelation that Jesus Christ was both perfectly divine and yet fully human.
False theology began in Biblical days. There was a group of people that believed all men were evil and that Jesus could never have been both God and man. It is critical that Christians use spiritual discernment to be able to tell the difference between what is false and what is real.
As a college freshman, there were some Asian guys dressed in long robes walking around talking to students on campus. Their message was one of peace and love. That’s the message of Jesus. There were elements of truth in their message but blaring false teaching as well. They were anti-Christ deceivers.
Believers must be committed to the truth because we live in a world which is the realm of Satan. He wants to keep sinners from understanding and believing the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. You see if there is one element of falsehood, it makes the whole proclamation a lie. The god of this world wants to keep unbelievers in darkness, so they will not find the truth in Jesus Christ.
Countless thousands have been martyred rather than compromise or abandon the truth. Christians can have no real communion with those who reject the truth of the gospel, since we share no common spiritual life with them. We are responsible to speak the message of the gospel in love but also in truth. God’s purpose for His church will never be accomplished by compromising His truth.
The Truth will be with us forever! Because Jesus dwells inside of us; we should be able to discern between the truth and false teaching. For Christians, obedience to the truth of God’s word is not optional. We are to live and move and have our being controlled by the Truth.
Prayer in Motion:
Lord Jesus; You are the Way, the Truth and the Life. Help me to live consistently with the truth. In Jesus Name. Amen