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How Do We Attain the Truth?

July 29, 2021 Save Article

PRAY OVER THIS:

“Buy the truth, and do not sell it, also wisdom and instruction and understanding.”

(Proverbs 23:23)

PONDER THIS:

Believing in Jesus is the first step in attaining truth; we must also abide in His Word through discipleship. Discipleship is costly—it costs time, discipline, and obedience; but ignorance is far more costly. We must study the Bible for enlightenment. If we know in knowledge but not in grace, we will be dangerous to ourselves and to others.

Truth is to your spirit what food is to your body, what light is to your eyes, what melody is to your ears.

We also study Scripture for our enjoyment; reading the Bible should not be perceived as a punishment, but as a privilege. We read for our personal enrichment, to sharpen our minds and strengthen our wills. We read Scripture for our enablement, to grow in our faith and fellowship with others.

Finally, we must preserve the truth; guarding it against those who will deny, distort, dilute and defile the Bible. We do this by proclaiming the Gospel truth.

  • Why must believing in Jesus and valuing Scripture go hand in hand?
  • Are you more likely to view reading the Bible as a punishment or as a privilege? Why?

PRACTICE THIS:

Take time today to read the Bible in an unhurried manner, seeking to enjoy the privilege of studying God’s Word.

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