Saturday, 26th June, 2021
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth" (John 17:17 KJV)
As God’s children, we’re born of His truth; thus, we’re children of truth. We live in and by truth. We’re located by truth, and receive truth. But the children of the world feed on lies, and therefore live a lie.
It brings to mind the words of Jesus to the Jews who wouldn’t hear and receive His Word. He said, “Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not” (John 8:43-45).
They couldn’t hear and receive His truth because they didn’t belong to Him; they weren’t children of truth. Anyone who is of the truth will hear His voice. How can someone be of the truth? It’s by believing the truth; by receiving truth.
How can you know truth? Truth distinguishes itself. The Bible says, “But wisdom is justified of all her children” (Luke 7:35). You’ll know truth when it comes to your spirit. God’s truth produces faith in you; it produces the love of God in your heart. His truth fills you with hope and brings liberty to your spirit. It’ll also give you direction, because the Word of God is light. Psalm 119:105 tells us, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Hallelujah!
"Blessed Lord, I’m so grateful that I’m born of your Word, your truth; therefore, I walk in truth; I’m led and guided in and by truth. Your truth blesses, promotes, uplifts and causes me to grow spiritually. Your truth produces in me faith, hope and love by which I triumph gloriously in life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
John 8:31-32; 2 Timothy 1:8-10
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Acts 12 & Nehemiah 4-6
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 4:14-32 & Deuteronomy 24