Wow, I need the truth. Every day. God’s truth is love. I need to know what God thinks. I need to know what God says. I need God to speak to me.
Guess what? He does speak to us through the Holy Spirit and His Word of truth.
Does the truth hurt? It may hurt our feelings and our pride but we need it to be set free.
John 8:31-32 states: “So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”**
Abide in His Word. Read it. Study it. Memorize it. Abide in it. Live in it. Let it be your words in your conversations. Let it change you. Let it change your thinking!
Be less critical of the Bible and let it be more critical of you.
Abide in the Word of truth because when you do, the Holy Spirit abides in you more abundantly, too!
The TRUTH of God’s Word IS love.
It’s also powerful – alive and active! It is living according to Hebrews 4:12: “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.“**
I need God’s LOVING Word to change me and grow me!
-Mark (longing for the day in glory when we will no longer think sinfully)