Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Thessalonians 2:10 (KJV); And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Some people agree with the Word of God; they ‘identify’ with its teachings; they sympathize with its moral philosophies but they do not LOVE the truth.
To these people, the Bible is a good book, nothing more than a literary curiosity.
But if you love the truth, then the Bible must become more than a collection of commendable stories.
To love the truth is to respect the Word and do as it says as the fountain of all life’s instructions.
When you love the truth, you are quick to repent in the event that you find yourself acting contrary to its dictates.
Many people in the world are victims of what some philosophers call situational ethics– the tendency to apply moral laws based on one’s circumstances. If it suits you, then it applies; if it does not suit you, it is too harsh a standard for your behaviour.
When you love the truth, you never find ways to justify your actions that are outside the context of the Word.
No matter how hard the truth is, the lover of it takes it in good stride, changes his ways and attitudes, and aligns his mind to what the Word of God requires.
FURTHER STUDY: Luke 6:46, James 1:22
GOLDEN NUGGET: To love the truth is to respect the Word and do as it says as the fountain of all life’s instructions. When you love the truth, you are quick to repent in the event that you find yourself acting contrary to its dictates.
PRAYER: My Father, I thank You for this truth. I thank You for the gift of Your Word and what it continues to do in my life. I cannot outlive it and cannot live without it; it is my lifeblood and the fountain of all wisdom, in Jesus’ name, Amen.