January 5th, 2017
1 John 2:18-27
Who are the truth-tellers in your life? Whose voices influence your priorities, values, and lifestyle? Whether they lead you to the truth or not depends on whether they follow their own understanding of truth or the truth of God.
John reminded his readers that anyone can follow the wrong teacher. A fine-sounding, contemporary message can easily lead someone astray. Anyone can let logic trump truth. Logic uses specific principles to guide conclusions; the Holy Spirit embodies truth that has no beginning and no end. A relationship with Christ connects you to that timeless truth in ways that transform you from the inside out. Real truth-tellers point us to Christ before they point to some interpretation or philosophy.
The mistake many make is to ask the wrong question. The question is not “what” the truth is; the question is “who” the truth is. Jesus Christ and His Spirit embody all truth. When He is your truth, you have all the truth you need.
Author: Debbie Goodwin