6/23/19 - The Word of the Lord is Right

“For the word of the Lord is right, and all His work is done in truth. 

        He loves righteousness and justice. 

        The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.”            (Psalms 33:4,5)

 

        Our postmodern society is wrapped up in “relativism.”  This is the idea that truth is relative to the individual, that all opinions are of equal value, and that truth is what you make it out to be.  People have said to me, “Your truth is different from my truth.”  The religious community in our society has little of which to boast, for they have long been touting that what God says doesn’t matter that much.  You can see it in the signs that say, “Worship at the church of your choice!”  We are in danger, even in our own Bible classes when teachers seek out everybody’s “unstudied” opinions or whatever they find in whatever “study Bible” they happen to latch on to.

 

        Truth matters.  Truth is not relative to the individual.  What is true is true, even if you deny it; even if your opinion is different; even if you don’t agree; even if it is not the way you were raised; even if you don’t like it; even if it is not politically correct; and even if there are so-called experts who say otherwise.

 

        The word of the Lord is right and what He says and does is according to truth.  “…God cannot lie…” (Titus 1:2).  The Bible is true, accurate, and sufficient to instruct us in all ways regarding salvation and faithful living until Jesus comes back again.  “According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue” (II Peter 1:3).  God’s word is able to fully equip us for service to Him.  “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (II Timothy 3:16,17).

 

        Jesus came into the world to bear witness to the truth (John 18:37).  In fact, He is the truth (John 14:6).  Jesus told it the way it was, instead of using His words just to be pleasing to everyone else.  He was not hateful or unkind, but He did not mince words when it came to letting people know that their sinful behavior condemned them.  He called out the religious hypocrites of His day who were more interested in the praise of men more than the praise of God (John 12:43).  When Pilate coyly asked, “What is truth?” he walked out on Jesus, the One from Heaven who has the true answer.

 

        When Jesus ceased feeding the multitudes who came for the free food and rejected the Bread of Life, Jesus was saddened as the people went away and no longer followed Him.  “Then said Jesus unto the twelve, ‘Will ye also go away?’  Then Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life’” (John 6:67,68).  Choose to listen to the word of the Lord, the truth that is always right.

 

-Roger-

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