Oprah recently said a statement along the lines of “share your own truth.”
But there is only one Truth.
The world is full of people “sharing their own truths.” Many demonic agendas are trying to take over. How do we know what to believe? How do we know what’s true?
I’m begging to be pinned, just hover over me!
THE BIBLE IS THE STANDARD OF TRUTH..
And people can’t really argue with you on this one. They’d need to be arguing with the following:
The truth of the Lord endures forever.
Your word is truth.
The entirety of Your word is truth.
For the word of the Lord is right, and all His work is done in truth.
“If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Whew! I had to stop there or I’d take up the entire post with all the references.
WE NEED TO DIFFERENTIATE THE DEVIL’S LIES FROM GOD’S TRUTH..
The devil is a liar?
For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.
I think heck yeah. The father of lies, no doubt. Who’d want to listen to that guy?
(Hint: NOT YOU.)
From the demonic lies the world tries to shove down our throats with their agendas to the own thoughts that go on in our heads, we must separate the lies from God’s Truth. Otherwise, we could live our lives in defeat… or go down a variety of wicked paths that lead to hell.
HOW DO WE DIFFERENTIATE THE TWO?
The Bible’s got you covered! Compare everything the world tries to sell you to the Word.
Is homosexuality okay?
Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin.
Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who … practice homosexuality.
(1 Corinthians 6:9)
No, it’s not okay.
Is gossiping about other people behind their backs okay?
Do not spread slanderous gossip.
Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip.
No, not okay.
Can kids / teenagers be ministers for the Gospel too?
God … has given us the ministry of reconciliation.
(2 Corinthians 5:8)
[Take Heed to Your Ministry] Let no one despise your youth.
(1 Timothy 4:12)
Yes, they can!
Is abortion okay?
You shall not murder.
Children are a gift from the Lord.
No, it’s not okay.
Do we have authority over our circumstances and the ability not to let them define our lives?
He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
(1 John 4:4)
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. → I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works.
(Matthew 28:18 → John 4:12)
When the world tries to serve you lies from the pit of hell, compare it with the Word of God. When you feel like you have low self-esteem or are aren’t feeling confident, refute whatever lies you are believing with Truth from the Bible.
STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH..
For we cannot oppose the truth, but must always stand for the truth.
(2 Corinthians 13:8)
Don’t back down and start agreeing with deceived people because of peer pressure or you want to fit in because those are literally the lamest reasons in the entire world. Kind of makes me want to barf all over my keyboard.
Jesus isn’t a weeny, and He delegated His authority to you so you wouldn’t have to be one, either. Let the world know Whose you are and What you stand for.
That said, never attack people or get into an argument. Be disrespectful to the devil, not people. You’ll end up looking like a hate-speaker.
Never hate on people. Jesus didn’t call us to be haters. Don’t be anti-Islam—be pro-Jesus. Don’t be homophobic—be pro-Biblical-marriage.
I love people. So much. Sinners and all. I can love them because God loves me! (Awwwe.) Accept people for who they are, love them into the Kingdom of God, share the Truth and let it change their lives instead of attacking them.
Creative subheading, I know.
I have a challenge for you.
This week, use God’s Word as a standard for Truth against lies the world throws at you or even your own thoughts. Then stand on it and don’t back down for anything. Watch God honor you when you honor Him! (1 Samuel 2:30)