Bible Commentary: “The Truth” The Days Of Lent

March 9, 2015 at 2:41 pm | Posted in Bible Commentary | Leave a comment
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“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

“What is truth?” Pilate asked. (John 18:38) The Dictionary answer is:  Conformity to fact or actuality.  A statement proven to be or accepted as true. Sincerity; integrity.  Fidelity to an original or a standard.  Reality; actuality. A lie on the other hand, is defined as, A false statement deliberately presented as being true; a falsehood. Something meant to deceive or give a wrong impression.  There is the Truth and there is a lie. Two forces in direct opposition to each other. What you believe depends on which of these two forces succeeds in your life. This is a gladiator event, an epic boxing or wrestling match and there can only be one winner. In one corner personifying the truth is Jesus; “I am the truth.” In the other corner personifying a lie or deception is Satan, the devil; “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)

Whenever you believe something, no matter what, one of them has won in your life. In this matter there is no middle ground! Your belief system gives victory to one side or the other but never to both simultaneously. Jesus repeatedly said, “I tell you the truth.” Satan repeatedly twisted God’s word and each time he was listened to there was a fall from grace. Case in point being expelled from the Garden of Eden. Satan asked, “did God truly say??” We know the answer to that and we know the results of her not taking God at His word. We are still reaping the results of that mistake today.

Lies and deception bring bondage. Each lie that you accept into your belief system holds you in prison. If you have been told that you are worthless and you will never amount to anything and you have accepted that as true then not amounting to anything is your prison. God said you are more than a conqueror. God believes that in Him you can achieve great success. Jesus said, “then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

What force has dominance in your life? The truth or a lie? Are the words people have spoken in your life the controlling factor in your belief system or are the words that Jesus has spoken what you believe?  A simple way to answer this question is to ask yourself how do you feel about life? Is life a never ending series of getting up, going to work, coming home to menial chores then to sleep to begin the routine all over again or is life an adventure, a series of challenges that you face hand in hand with Jesus? When you face an insurmountable problem in your life do you throw up your hands in defeat and curse your life as this is the way it is and the way it has always been and become bitter or more bitter. Or do you say, “Lord, I don’t know how to overcome this obstacle that has loomed up in my path. This financial problem, health problem, marital problem, relationship problem is beyond my ability to deal with. However this problem is not beyond your ability and you have said that you would help me in all my circumstances and God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?

Child of God – If you desire to have freedom in your life then you have to receive the truth. The battle is in your mind for it is there that you accept into your belief system what is being said to you. Each time something comes into your hearing you need to filter what is being said against Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things”. If someone says you are a failure check that against Philippians. Well obviously that is not a good report so don’t believe it. It’s not true! Jesus said “I am the Truth” and He will set you free.

If you don’t have the assurance of His love today, open your heart to Jesus the Savior and the Lord. Pray: “Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and that out of love for me you willingly sacrificed your life so that I may live. I acknowledge you as my personal Savior and Lord and repent of all my sins.

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