Know the Truth

Are you seeking to gain knowledge? Do you seek to know the truth? Or do you listen to every false rumor being thrown out for consumption? Do you seek to have an anchor or are you willingly tossed about on the seas?

There are many in this world who would lead us astray. With today’s technology, rumors and false information travel at the speed of light. A false message can be posted in any city of the world and be read by tens or hundreds of thousands within a few minutes or hours.

But we can know the truth. We can see through the falsities. One way to do that is to slow down, think, and do a little research. Another way is to rely on the Spirit of God to guide us. We have been given His Spirit to be our guide in all situations.

Relying on the Holy Spirit is counterintuitive for our world. We are blasted with messages that refute the work of the Holy Spirit, even calling it superstition. We hear those messages in our schools, workplaces, grocery stores, community gatherings, and even in our families.

We may hear such messages in our churches. Before we believe those messages, we need to look at today’s passage. The Apostle Paul tells the church in Corinth they do not lack any spiritual gift. He specifically calls out knowledge. Not just any knowledge, but the knowledge of God and the testimony about Jesus.

The more we rely on the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth to us, the better we are able to hear his voice. We gain additional insight to the knowledge of God by praying for the Spirit to reveal the meaning of God’s Word before we read it. Knowledge of God contributes to us acquiring the wisdom of God.

I pray we all ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth of God’s Word to us. I pray we seek to know more about God. I pray each one of us will grow in knowledge and wisdom. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal truth to you. Be diligent in identifying falsities. Be aware of the messages you are inundated with. Seek the truth. Know the truth. Follow the truth.

1 Corinthians 1:5-7 For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge—God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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