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Monday, October 12, 2009


The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth (Psalm 145:18).

Truth is an essential part of life. It is certainly an essential part of any relationship with God. Jesus identified Himself as "the truth," (John 14:6). He said that He would send us the Helper, meaning the Holy Spirit, whom He identified as "the Spirit of truth." Jesus asked the Father to sanctify His followers "in the truth"; then went on to say: "Your Word is truth." We speak of the Scriptures as being "inerrant," because God can not and will not lie."

Truth is often the missing ingredient in so many aspects of life, such as politics and business, but when it is missing from religion, it has no value at all. Today false teachers are everywhere, even in the pulpits of churches. How can we know the truth from a lie in spiritual matters? By examining everything by the Scriptures. Let us be like Christians at Berea--"who received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were true" (Acts 17:11).

Lord, keep us steadfast in Thy Word. Curb those who fain by craft or sword would wrest the kingdom from Thy Son, and set at naught all He hath done. Amen. (Martin Luther)

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