Find the Truth in the Author of Truth
If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.1 Timothy 6:3-5 (ESV)
Go to any social media or news outlet and you will find conflicting information in just about every area of life. There are so many voices in complete contradiction to each other, all claiming to be speaking the truth. It is becoming increasingly more difficult to know what is true and what is false. Even those who believe the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, and that God’s Word has all truth for instruction in life, can still struggle in reading God’s word and understanding the truth He has for us.
Why would Christians be confused about so many issues if we have a source that contains all truth for humanity? The reason is found in not knowing and understanding what is written for us in the Bible. Sad to say, but for many of those who claim to be Christians, the Bible is just a book collecting dust on a shelf. The Bible has clear instructions about life for all of humanity and specific instruction for believers to live a godly life.
The Apostle Paul addressed issues concerning believers in his letter to Timothy, a young pastor he mentored. From the very beginning of the church, false doctrine crept in and Paul had to warn Timothy about the harm for those who believed in the lies. Paul encouraged Timothy to seek truth in the Word of God.
What is needed for us today is the ability to take the conflicting information we receive and go to the Bible to find the truth. This is the same thing Paul was telling Timothy. In order to discern falsehood from truth, we must rely on the one source of truth, which is the Word of God. The Bible will tell us everything we need to know about God, the salvation He provides, and how to live in obedience in accordance with His standards.
This week, decide to go to God’s Word to find the author of truth, peace, and contentment. Spend more time learning the words of Jesus and discover what true godliness is. Let the Holy Spirit speak to you through scripture rather than listening to the voices of the world.