MEMORY VERSE: “Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth .” John 17:17
BIBLE PASSAGE: 2 Timothy 3:13-17
The Greek word for “truth” is aletheia, which literally means to “un-hide” or “hiding nothing”. It coveys the thought that truth is always there, always open, and available for all to see, with nothing being hidden or obsecured. The Hebrew word for “truth” is “emeth”, which means “firmness”, “consistency” and “durability”. Such a definition implies an everlasting substance and something that can be relied upon. Obviously, Truth must originate from somewhere. Ignoring the truth always leads to undesired consequences.
- THE WORD IS THE TRUTH
- BEWARE OF FALSE DOCTRINES
THE WORD IS THE TRUTH
Jesus made the simple statement “I am the truth” John 14:6 and John 1:1, 14 tells us that Jesus is the word. Mathematically, it means;
If Jesus = The Truth- equation 1
And Jesus = The Word – equation 2
Therefore, The Word Is The Truth John 17:17.
The Truth is not relative; rather it is absolute, accurate and unchangeable.2 Corinthians 13:8; John 6:63. The truth of God’s word is divinely inspired and therefore profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness 2 Timothy 3:16; Psalms 119:9. The word gives wisdom and direction Colossians 3:16; Psalms 119:105.God’s word is sharp and powerful Hebrews 4:12; Jeremiah 23;29.If we know the word of God, we know the truth will deliver and make us free Psalms 107:20; John 8:32,36. The word of God is incorruptible; it gives us solid spiritual foundation in the faith and an inheritance among the saints of God 1 Peter 1:23; Ephesians 4:14; Acts 20:32.
BEWARE OF FALSE DOCTRINES
As we approach the close of this age, we must be aware of the devises of the devil to counter the effort of God through diverse and varying false doctrines such as:
- That Jesus is not the son of God. 1 john 4:1-3.
- That Jesus did not die on the cross. Colossians 2:14; 1 John 2:2
- That Jesus did not resurrect from the dead. Matthew 28:13-14
- That Jesus is not coming back again. 2 Peter 3:3-4
- That there is no resurrection of the dead. 1 Corinthians 15:13-19, 35-45
- That the days of miracles are over. Hebrew 13:8.
- That the days of tithing are over. Malachi 3:10-13.
- That holiness is impossible. Phillippians 4:13; Luke 1:37
Time spent in ensuring that we know and are very familiar with God’s word, is not a wasted investment. This is pertinent now more than ever before especially as we know that satan is more organised in these last days in the spread of false doctrines.