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The B-I-B-L-E …

“Yes! That’s the book for me. I stand alone on the Word of God, the B-I-B-L-E!” 

Beloved children’s Sunday school song, Author unknown 

 As you open your Internet browser, it probably defaults to a homepage filled with a curated mix of news stories. Skim the headlines and you’ll quickly see: the news grows more biased, more “politically correct,” more “inclusive” by the day! 

 It might lead you to wonder, “How can I know if what I am reading is TRUE?” 

 And what about in your personal relationships? You may have heard the adage, “There’s three versions to every story … his, hers, and the truth.”  

 Sometimes a lie is calculated and outright. And sometimes, a person’s view of events is colored by experience, upbringing, and/or worldview. And their truth, based on those things, differs from your truth.   

 In this world, one beleaguered by sin, truth too often becomes subjective. 

 Especially as broken people chase broken dreams. Pursuing what feels right, over what is right. If truth is defined by each person differently, life feels unsteady and uncertain.  

 So where can we rest knowing we’ve landed on truth?  

 One place. God’s Word. 

 Not because it is about God. And not because it shares stories that point to Him. But because the Word is God (John 1:1). It encompasses His character. His plan. His goodness. His forethought over all creation from the beginning of time to the end. His love for mankind, which led to the greatest act of sacrifice in history.  

 As you get to know God’s Word, it changes your heart and your mind. It draws you closer to its Author. And it helps you develop the ability to discern truth from lies. It’s a truth anchor for your soul!  

 To live a victorious Christian life, grounded in Truth, and to be able to share it with your children, grandchildren, neighbors, and friends — you must know God’s Word. 

 Here’s a simple plan to follow: 

  • Hear it (read it). Make this a priority … daily!  
  • Think it — Philippians 4:8. 
  • Speak it — Luke 6:35.  
  • Do it — Joshua 1:8. 

 My prayer this week—Lord, I want to know Truth, and I know your Word is Truth. Help me commit to reading your Word, hiding it in my heart, and living it out loud for all to see. In this world of darkness and sin, thank you for giving me the LIGHT of your Word.