The Bible and Truth

If you read Psalm 119, you have to admit that the psalmist sure loved Scripture. Just in verses 41-48 we see him say God’s Word is his salvation, his answers, his hope, his liberty, and his testimony. Scripture means everything to the psalmist.

In Jeremiah 29-30 we hear the prophet telling us we need to recognize God’s voice apart from the lies, and obey it. He says God punishes the liars and those who believe the lies. And God delights in blessing His obedient children.

Paul, in his letter to Timothy, tells the young preacher that the law is good, if it is used lawfully. Then he goes on to list the sins that the Law addresses and condemns. These, he says, are contrary to the glorious gospel of Christ. (from I Timothy 1)

There are a lot of opinions being thrown out there these days concerning right and wrong, concerning God among other gods. But there can be only one Truth.

Do you know it when you hear it? We’ve got to be reading the Bible. We’ve got to pray for understanding. We’ve got to think about it, memorize it, talk about it, use it, and love it.

It’s God’s Word to us. It’s personal. It’s relevant. And it’s True.

Dear Father, my prayer today is for all of the busy people reading this blog who feel they don’t have time to spend in Your Word. I pray that you would put a burden on their hearts that can only be lessened by opening their Bibles and hearing what you want to say to them. Give us all a hunger to know you better through the words you inspired men to write for our benefit. Help us to be so familiar with Scripture that we can recognize Satan’s lies, and stand for the Truth. Help us to look forward to spending time in the pages of our Bibles every day. May it be as natural and as necessary as breathing.

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7 thoughts on “The Bible and Truth

  1. The True Light!

    I agree with all you’ve said here! We do need to read and study the word in order to know what is right and wrong. It is even better when we make a regular habit of study with others of the same faith. A string can be strong, but two or three strings entwined make the tie even stronger. We can learn more and learn it more deeply while studying with other brothers and sisters.

    Steve

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    1. cazehner Post author

      And studying together can keep us accountable. Thank you for your thoughts, and your entwined strings analogy. Love it! I pray that your words will encourage people to grow together.

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  2. Julie Garro

    We can’t keep God’s Word and know God without reading His Word. I know it’s best for me to start the day with Him, otherwise I never find the time to open my Bible. Great post. — PS I’ve missed your posts and glad to have found the time to be in cyberspace again.

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    1. cazehner Post author

      It’s true we have to KNOW God’s Word by reading it in order to keep it! I like reading the Bible to start my day. But I have to admit that’s a lot easier to do now that I’m retired! 🙂 And welcome back, my cyber friend! It’s always good to hear from you. May God bless you. He’s already blessed me through you today!

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  3. Eliza

    The hallmark of a believer is they keep God’s Word. If we don’t know God’s Word how can we keep it? To honor our God who loves us we must read, study and meditate upon the Bible by the power of the Holy Spirit so we may keep it. Amen!

    22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?” 23 Then Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make our home with him. 24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.” John 14:22-24

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    1. cazehner Post author

      Thanking God for that Word to us. May we not squander it or take it for granted. Thank you for sharing this Scripture. May God bless you and make you a blessing.

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