The Values of Biblical Truth
It is refreshing to be a part of a ministry as well as a church that Biblical insights are the primary resources for the answers in life. We know and affirm that God’s Word has the ability to address all circumstances that life brings. Paul encourages his mentor Timothy, “From childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (1 Timothy 3:15-17). The Holy Spirit guides Biblical truth as it illuminates the scriptures to help the Christian with every need.
We have a society that struggles with their identity and the notion of God, and while changing ones actions is a desired result, we must start with understanding and accepting that they have a skewed reality. Spiritual warfare is real, and understanding the battle were up against is critical. This is where the believer trusts in God’s Word and the direction of the Holy Spirit to surpass other faulty ideas. In Romans Paul states, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2). Pain is real, and very consuming; helping individuals to navigate through the truth restores hope. The Bible is good for equipping and the developing, the supporting, the coping, problem solving, conflict resolution, interpersonal relationships and the like. However, Biblical truth is not just a crash course on how to live your life, or how to change or avoid your old ways. It also reassures whom you belong to, and where you will spend eternally.
The Bible emphasizes that prayer is required to heal the broken hearts and gives the lost courage, to begin to trust and find stability. The Word of God is the tool that helps direct us to learn God’s ways, repent, and move forward. Biblical truth reminds people to find their identity in Christ. “When a man’s will is ready to believe, he loves the truth he believes; he thinks out and takes to heart whatever reasons he can find in support thereof; thus, human reason does not exclude the merit of faith but is a sign of greater merit.” (St Augustine) Let’s hold fast to the truth that will, and always did stand the test of time. – Juan Mendez graduated from the Colony of Mercy and now serves in that ministry as a full-time Chaplain. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Think About This: The more the diamond is cut, the more it sparkles; the heavier the saints’ cross is, the heavier will be their crown. Thomas Watson
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah – Psalm 62:8