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The Truth, Please

“I don’t believe in heaven or hell.  I believe that this life is all there is, and when we die, it’s all over and we turn to dirt.”

“You’re free to believe what you want to believe, but it doesn’t change the truth.”  Have you had a similar exchange with an unbeliever?

“What is truth?” Pilate retorted (John 18:38).  Jesus was standing directly in front of Pilate, and yet he still missed it.  Maybe he should have asked, “Who is truth?”  You see, Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, is inseparable from the Bible, the written Word of God.  To know one is to know the other.

How many of us never crack open our Bible?  It’s right there in front of us on our coffee table, and we totally miss it.  Whether we believe in Jesus Christ and the truth of His Word or not, it doesn’t change who He is.

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me’” (John 14:6).  “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” (Matthew 24:35, Mark 13:31, Luke 21:33).

Don’t miss Him.  Isn’t it time you take a closer look at Jesus?  To do so will require you take a closer look at His Word, the Bible.  Get to know the Truth for yourself.  When your heart beats for the last time, it’s too late then.  There is no turning back the clock.  Enjoy the many benefits/blessings of knowing Him better today.  These include:

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27).

“The joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10).

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).

Do you ever click the refresh button on your laptop?  When I open my Bible and begin to read, it’s like clicking refresh.  I must remind myself daily, or refresh my memory if you will, of Who He is and what He has done for me.  In the process, I see Him more clearly and know His truth more surely.  I can totally trust the One who died for me.

“Connections,” a daily devotional, will assist you in reading the Bible and knowing the Truth.  Click HERE.