In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God…And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:1,14
Is there any other place to begin a series that will focus on Truth. What else do we have that caries more weight in our world than the very Word of God. The Word was with God from the beginning. Indeed the Word was God. That Word, the Son of God, became flesh and dwelt among us and was in Himself the fullest display of grace and truth.
This regular Tuesday post will be a focus on Truth: the Word of God revealed through the Bible and through the Word made flesh-Jesus Christ. This first post is just to establish the foundation of such a pursuit.
I believe the Bible. I believe it because it is True…It is Truth. People may disagree with this assertion, but it wouldn’t change the reality of it. The Word of God is the standard for all things. God has given it for this purpose. The bible has been given to be the means to convict our hearts by the Holy Spirit, revealing Christ and His work on our behalf, and the main source of our sanctification as God uses His Word to continue to change, shape, and strengthen His children.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 1 Timothy 3:16-17
What we have in our hands is a great treasure. Yet, we often discard this gift to find words from other sources. The role of the preacher and teacher in many churches has moved away from being an expositor of Scripture to become an advice giver, therapist to the masses or…even worse…an entertainer.
We need to understand afresh the words of a teaching tool* for children:
How is the Word made effectual in Salvation?
The Spirit of God makes the reading, but especially the preaching of the Word, an effectual means of convincing and converting sinners, and of building them up in holiness and comfort, through faith, unto salvation.
What we need in this world is God. We need a knowledge of Him, a way to see His face and hear His heart. We have this in His Word…and His Word is truth.
In this weekly post, we will wrestle with some pressing issues and questions when it comes to truth. We will take the approach to always hear what God has to say in His Word as it is ready to equip us for everything.
Do you have any suggestions? What are some pressing questions that you have, that you would love to hear what God’s Word has to say in the matter?
Leave your suggestions as a Comment on this post.
* Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 89.