by Andre Godoy
If a friend told a lie about you to the group, you, all of a sudden, would be concerned about the truth.
If on your light bill appeared an exorbitant amount you couldn’t pay, you’d certainly want to establish the exact consumption of kilowatts.
If your neighbor presented you with a document from the city government requiring you give up a meter of your lot, without a doubt you would try to establish the veracity of the new measurements.
When there is a chance of personal or property damage, we want to get right down to the truth. We rightly believe that the truth is our protection and guarantee.
So it is with the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is not enough to be sincere about spiritual things. We must verify the truth.
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free” (John 8:32).
The truth in its unknown state is of no gain. Whoever ignores the truth will not feel its liberating effects.
So our greatest need and only protection is the intense search for the truth. Jesus is the truth (John 14:6). The Spirit of truth inspired the apostles, that we might have the written word of God, which is truth (John 16:13; 17:17). In Scripture, therefore, we find all the truth about spiritual realities.
“Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding” (Proverbs 23:23).
Join us in this search for truth, so that we not suffer eternal damage.
Andre is a Christian writer in Brazil. This article was translated from Edificação (Edification) Magazine and used with permission.
The truth is our best protection, when we search for it and know it.