“Jesus answered them and said, “My doctrine is not Mine, but from Him who sent Me.” John 7:16
Do we know whom to trust these days? Do we know where to find the truth? Can you identify or discern the truth when you see it or hear it? An Internet search on any topic yields thousands of results representing a variety of opinions and versions of “truth.” Some people think that just because something is on the Internet, it must be true.
Honestly, it can be quite confusing, amid all the different voices trying to convince us of truth and to discern what is true. How can we know what is truth and what is not? Finding the truth and knowing the truth can be difficult everywhere—sometimes even among believers. There is a way people brand and package their words just because they want to impress others that they have ‘the truth”. If those who are teaching us share more of their personal opinions than the truth of Scripture, we may find ourselves misled from the truth.
Jesus stated that His teaching came from God. What Jesus taught never veered from what God and His Word taught, for Jesus knew that God’s Word is always the ultimate source of truth. Therefore, we can trust what Jesus taught. The only true thing is what comes from the father; every other thing could speak of the truth or follow deception. The word of God is the only truth. It does not lie in any form or manner but rather lies in the spirit of God.
Many people will offer their opinion as truth, but we can always trust God’s Word to be accurate in every way. Jesus said, “Follow Me.” He did not instruct us to choose to follow someone else’s opinion over the Word of God. Let’s choose the truth! The truth is the only thing that matters in building a genuine relationship with God. Therefore, follow Jesus to know the truth. In John 14:6, “Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
1. Father, thank You for giving us Your Word, which is the source of all truth. May I be faithful to it always.
2. Proverbs 18:21; Say this prayer: “Oh God, I declare by faith: Let the spirit and fire of favor, fall upon me and announce me (my- name it) in this season in Jesus’ name.”