Thursday, August 13, 2015

For the Truth (2 Corinthians 13:7-10)

Today’s scriptures: 2 Corinthians 13:7-10

In our age of relativism, many say there is no absolute truth. You believe what you believe; I believe what I believe. No one can be 100 percent sure of anything.

The lines are blurred between right and wrong. In fact, there really is no such thing. If I believe it’s right, then it’s right for me, no matter what you may think.

The problem is that when it comes down to it, most people do have an innate sense of right verses wrong. Unless one is psychopathic, he will agree that killing another human being for sport is wrong.

Most people would agree that living by the “golden rule” is good. Most people want to conduct business with people of integrity, with those who won’t cheat and who will behave honestly. Most people want to marry spouses who will be loyal and faithful.

Each of us has been endowed by our Creator (sometimes the old phrases do work the best!) with a sense of morality. Even more, we have been given a guidebook by which we can learn what it means to “love our neighbors” (Mark 12:31).

God’s word is Truth (yes, with a capital “T”). Its words of wisdom help us to know how to live moral, upright lives. To be good citizens. To be faithful spouses. To be supportive friends. To be honoring children. To be wise parents. To be loyal employees. To be fair employers.

In its 66 chapters, the Bible helps us to be the men and women God has created us to be, and that’s why it’s so very important that we study its words. Meditate on its precepts. Live by its truths.

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