In the message “Wisdom of The World” we saw that “the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight” (1 Corinthians 3:19). But we also saw that the enemy uses the world’s wisdom as a very effective weapon. This false wisdom has permeated our society to the point where it’s difficult, if not impossible, to avoid being attacked. Yet the attacks can be so subtle we often don’t even realize we are hit until we have wandered far from God’s path.
Since this is such a powerful and deceptive weapon, we need the ability to recognize the attack and protect against harm. Fortunately, God has provided a sure way for both.
“Do not withhold Your mercy from me, O Lord; may Your love and Your truth always protect me.”
In the financial world, there is always concern about counterfeit. Ever since the first currency, there have been those who make and distribute unauthorized money. The absolute best way to recognize these counterfeits is to know the fine details of the real thing. When the truth is fully known, the counterfeit is easily revealed.
God has given an unchanging standard against which all others must be judged. His standard is His Word – and His Word is TRUTH! Jesus taught a message of truth for His entire earthly ministry. Nearly one hundred times in the gospels Jesus began His message with, “I tell you the truth.”
Jesus even referred to Himself as the complete manifestation of truth; “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). And if properly applied, the truth will never be a burden: “If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32).
Paul said in the last days people will be deceived and perish, “because they refused to love the truth and so be saved” (2 Thessalonians 2:10). Notice that our protection is not simply learning about the truth; rather, it requires a love – a passionate desire to know and apply the truth of His Word. We must allow His truth to become entwined in ALL we do, say, and think.
Let’s pray that God would reveal His truth more and more every day. Let’s commit to learning His truths and applying them as the absolute standard in our life. The enemy will continue to attack with his weapons of deception, but as we remain in Christ and firmly hold to His Word we can be assured we have the protection of truth.
Have a Christ Centered Day!
God’s Daily Word Ministries