God’s Truth and Worldly Truth
Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.Psalm 25:5
All truth comes from God through his Word as discerned through the Spirit. Do our hearts seek to continually learn from the Word, to fully understand God’s truth with the desire to live by his truth? Or is it possible we live partially by worldly truth with little or no effort to understand and live fully by God’s truth?
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him (Psalm 34:8). Have you lived enough in God’s truth to experience the blessings from the Lord, and to understand and sense the good, abundant life that we can have in Christ? This is what it means to taste and see that the Lord is good. When we reach this point we will seek the Lord with all our hearts so that we can live the Christ-like life and be light in this world with a heart that is overflowing with love and thankfulness. This is indeed life to the full which is so great that it is difficult to explain. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10).
What happens to us when we are comfortable living in God’s truth but are not seeking to spiritually grow as God reveals more truth to us? This may cause us to live in a partial worldly truth and to not spiritually grow in God’s truth. Therefore, we are not experiencing life to the full because life to the full only comes when our hearts are motivated to grow in God’s truth, to be more Christ-like, and to be closer to the Lord.
A quick way to determine the condition of our hearts is to monitor our thoughts. Are our thoughts more worldly-minded or are they more-Godly minded? Are we communing with the Lord throughout the day, seeking the Spirit’s guidance, or are we worldly-minded throughout the day with little or no thought of following the Spirit? Living in the truth is living with a heart for God.
Today examine your thoughts, words, and actions to see if you are living by God’s truth. Living by the truth is following his commands, and the more we follow his commands the more our minds and hearts change to be like the mind and heart of Christ. As God molds us to be Christ-like we live more in God’s truth and less in the worldly truth.
Let’s Pray: Lord thank you for your divine truth revealed in your Word. Help me to live by your truth as revealed by the Spirit and not by the world. Guide me every moment to live by your truth and help me to live by the Spirit’s guidance. In Jesus name, Amen.