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Where Do You Find Truth?

Colossians 2:8

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.

IMG_0301Where do you go for truth?  Do you seek truth in the history of men and women?  Do you search for truth among the stories of our country or of the world?  What about the shared history of a people of faith?  I have heard people say – this must be truth because so many people have believed it and died for it!

Where do you go for truth?  Do you seek truth in your own experience?  Has your life unfolded in such a way as to mold truth for you?  I have heard people say – this is what I believe because it is real to me.

Where do you go for truth?  Do you seek truth in your mind?  I mean – if we can think of it – it must be true – right?  I have heard people say – if my mind can conceive of it – it must be true!

Friend – there is only one place to seek truth – real truth – and that is from God as found in His Holy Word – the Bible!  Today’s passage reminds us to not allow the world’s thoughts to sway us.  Colossians 2:8 – See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.  Truth should not be swayed by the thoughts of men and women – truth must be a constant – an absolute – a truth.

Think about the things that you believe in – completely!  Where does truth reside in your life?  What has never changed?  What is constant?  The Bible says that Jesus is the same – always.   Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.  In an ever changing world with few if any absolutes – we can count on God – on His Holy Word – for truth that never changes.

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

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June 4, 2015 - Posted by | Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Lenten Thought, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , ,

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