The Filter of God’s truth


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“But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth” (2 Thessalonians 2:13).

“Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church” (Ephesians 4:14-15).

One of the greatest errors that a follower of Christ can make is to believe something that is a lie. There is a powerful filter that God has given you to keep all lies from setting into your thinking process.

The filter that is available to you is God’s truth. When a thought first enters your mind there is an important question you must ask, “Is this thought the truth?” But your answer to this question cannot be based upon your reasoning, because truth transcends reason; your answer cannot be based upon your experiences, because they are too subjective; your answer cannot be based upon your circumstances, because they are always changing.

The answer can only come from God’s Word, the revelation of the Holy Spirit, and the testimony of Jesus Christ. “. . . If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”” (John 8:31-32).

The truth is constant, it cannot change, and it doesn’t retreat like humans do. It is always staring you in face and eating at your conscience like a mouse nibbles at cheese.

Truth

There are times when the truth is not what we want to hear,
Then perhaps question it, almost before it reaches the ear.
When the truth’s been disguised, it’s difficult to recognize,
Then as it’s revealed, it may catch some people by surprise.

Truth of the activities of some, if known, would cause shame,
Instead of being what they pretend, mud would be their name.
As the truth’s known, some may receive credit that’s past due,
For they’re behind the scenes doing those things others want do.

The place to go if the fountain of truth we seek to discover,
Is God’s Word, for there it is contained from cover to cover.
God’s instruction book to man that he can live a truthful life,
Dealing with the events that could cause him trouble and strife.

Jesus is the way, truth and life, only through Him is God reached,
And that’s the way it is, no matter how differently it’s preached.
He said, trust him, we’ll know the truth and it will set us free,
Although He said this some years ago,

12 comments

    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment writinggomer. Jesus said He is the way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Him. Therefore, as followers of Christ, we should seek the truth at all times.

      Thanks a lot for your encouragement, my brother. God bless.

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    1. Thanks a million Minister Glenda. I am delighted that you have given this post your stamp of approval. To God be the glory, as you have rightly said. 2 Timothy 2:15 ” Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”

      Thanks again for stopping by. God bless.

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  1. Great post! God is sooo amazing and your post just reiterates that truth for me. I believe God gives those who seeks him the same message. I was in prayer today and talking with God about His truth. Irony….no….God…Absolutely!

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  2. Many thanks Skira! “He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” Jesus is the truth, if we seek Him, we see the Truth.

    Thanks for stopping. God bless

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  3. I enjoyed this blog. Sometimes we need to stop and think about the information we are told before we accept it as the truth. Other times, we need to change the way that we think so that it lines up with the truth found in God’s word. We become so focused on what we hear from other people that we often do not listen to the words of God found in the Bible. My prayer is that the truth found in God’s word would revolutionize my way of thinking and my behavior.

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  4. Thanks you very much MainWriters, for your words of encouragement. I join you in prayer because I need to revolutionize my way of thinking too.

    Thanks for stopping by. God bless.

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  5. Thank you Noel! Excellent message. I enjoyed the poem. When we use the filter of God’s truth, the immutable Word of God, we can’t go wrong! God bless you!

    Paulette

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