MARCH 30, 2020 BY FRANCES ROGERS
Many are living in fear and confusion because they do not understand what is happening. Governments are accused of deceiving the people with false reports and keeping the public in suspense. Who really knows the truth about the virus that has spread throughout the world ~ even to the smallest towns and near all of us? Who knows what would happen if we did not observe the restrictions imposed upon us?
“What is truth? is a question for all times, especially while we remember these words spoken by Pilate as he conducted the trial of Jesus.
Pilate’s question was a casual response to Jesus’ words,
“To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.
Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.”
Jesus had previously spoken of the truth to the people and privately to His disciples.
“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him,
If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Our human nature causes us to doubt what we hear. We are inundated by data that only serves to confuse and distract us from our only true source of life.
The world continues to turn its back on the King and Lord of truth and so we live in a world of fantasy and fiction with no sure foundation for living.
Truth and Authority
When our trust is in Jesus Christ ~ the only bearer of truth ~ we do not have to rely on human sources. Our minds and hearts need to be turned to Him. He teaches us to trust Him even as we live in uncertain times under the human authorities placed over us. The truth in Jesus Christ brings us to trust in Him.
While He warns the sinner with the truth, it is good news of truth for those who come to Him in repentance and faith. Whatever we hear falls under the authority of our Lord, Jesus Christ. All ~ including sickness and death ~ is under His jurisdiction as He upholds all things by the word of His power (Hebrews 1:3). Let us bring every thought captive to Him and live in love, joy, and peace as He rules in all times and circumstances, and through all our tribulations (2 Corinthians 10:4-5; Galatians 5:22).
He never changes. He, in truth, rules forever, leading us onward and upward in His grace to His glory.
“be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
Dear Father in heaven, thank you for sending your Son to reveal your truth to your people. Keep us by your Spirit in your Word to seek the truth of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whose name, I pray, thank you, and praise you. Amen.
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