Stand firm then with the belt of truth buckled around your waist (Eph 6:14a).

As I listen to the news or read social media, I often find myself craving for the truth. Conflicting sources can leave us confused concerning how to act or react.

We are fortunate to have at our disposal the absolute truth of God’s word. Even though it was written over a span of 1500 years by forty different writers, the message is consistent. Historians, archeologists, and fulfilled prophecies continue to confirm its authenticity.

Even better, God speaks to individual believers through His word, convicting, confirming, and validating. His word can serve as a spiritual filter, sifting out the myriad of murky debris, those gray areas that can cloud our perspective and decision making.

This allows us to stand firm and distinguish good from evil. Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth (Eph 4:14).


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