February 10 Devotional

Pilate asked Jesus, “What is truth” (John 18:38)?  There are multitudes of people that are asking that same question in our world today.  I remember reading a bumper sticker years ago that simply said, “Challenge authority.”  While the thought of challenging an authority that has gone wrong sounds good, I think people have carried that attitude into church and when reading the Bible.  One of the challenges that each of us reading this faces today is that there are a multitude of people in our “evangelical” churches asking a similar question … “Is there absolute truth, or is everything up to the interpretation of the person hearing it?


I want to tell you that when you hold the Word of God in your hands … open it up and honestly read it, you will find ABSOLUTE TRUTH.  To answer Pilate’s question of 2,000 years ago … there is truth found in the Word of God!  There are things that are always right and things that are always wrong.  We don’t need smarter men/women to explain different philosophies about life … we need some people who are brave enough to believe what the Bible says, and live it every day.  We need some Christians today who are willing to say as Martin Luther said before the Diet of Worms in the 1600’s, “Here I stand!


Look at what John wrote in the last book of our Bible: “And I heard another out of the altar say, “Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Thy judgments”” (Revelation 16:7).  You see, there was a question in the heart of Pilate as to whether there was truth or not, and there continues to be a question on the heart of man about it even in the Tribulation time.  The words John heard from the altar in his vision are words we need to give attention to today.


Let me say it as clearly as I possibly can … your opinions, or preferences are not any where near as important as God’s thoughts!  God is true and righteous.  His Word is full of truth and righteousness.  When we begin to twist those truths to fit our philosophies for life, we are on very dangerous ground.  Beware; there are people in our churches today who have no interest in honestly learning and following the truths of Scripture.  Paul warned Timothy that these so-called leaders have “… a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (II Timothy 3:5).  There is a mandate in our Bible that we turn away from these false teachers today, even if they are in the local church.  Remember, you have a God Who stands for truth and righteousness.  Stand with Him today!