“that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ.” (Eph. 4:14-15, NKJV)
The world around us, our culture, and those we rub shoulders with every day are constantly endeavoring to influence our lives and our decisions, whether intentionally or not. To hold fast to truth and be able to live in peace in the midst of it day to day is our constant challenge. Our anchor in the midst of this storm is the Word of God. The Word has instruction for every area of life from relationships, health and finances to sanitation and national security. Everything we need to know for life and godliness personally and nationally is in the book. Too often we are suffering simply because we have not applied the truth that has been made available to us, preferring instead to lean on our own understanding and the ways of the world.
We have been given clear objectives: we are called to be the light of the world and the ones who display the glory of God. When we emulate Jesus, and His truths are being practically lived out in our lives, those around us will take notice and they will flock to us to find out what, or rather who, we know – much like the nations flocked to Solomon to learn from the wisdom that God gave him. It is for us as the people of God to rise up to be who we are made to be in the midst of a world that is on the road to certain destruction. Jesus is the hope of nations, and that hope is displayed through His people. When we take hold of the word of truth and live it out in our lives, our lives will get brighter, and the lost will come seeking our counsel. Results speak and others will notice; live it out and it will be seen. This is the salvation of the Lord – demonstrate it that others would come to experience and eat from the good fruit also.
May God bless you richly in this season as we focus on scriptures that remind us of God’s love and clear objectives for us in every area of life.