What Forms Your Truth?
We all have our foundational beliefs that form the framework of our core. Where does your truth stem from? From society? Your parents? The Bible? Perhaps you don’t even realize where they came from, they are just so embedded in your personality you continue to live them out. I challenge you-to strip down your preconceived notions of truth, and start building your ideologies on the Word of God. Because ultimately when we say our parting goodbye’s here on earth, the only One we have to give account to is God.
I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Now, these verses are not intended to send you in an anxiety attack. God offers you the gift of salvation, if you believe in Jesus (Are you going to Heaven ) He covers over our sin, despite our failures and inadequacies. However, these verses remind me of who needs to be the ultimate authority in my life. So even if I don’t understand everything, I still need to trust and respect what God says.
Where to start?
So how do we even begin knowing what God desires for us? Start reading through the Bible (the New Testament is a good place to start), gleaning and stitching together piece by piece this valuable information that God has left us.
If there is a particular topic you are interested in, you can go to Open Bible this as a great reference guide to find out where the scriptures are located on a topic, and then branch out from there, reading the whole verse in context with the chapter.
Seeking out what I believe has truly transformed the way I think, and I know it will for you too. Learning who God is, is a journey, a day to day process of trust and faith. Our preconceived notions of truth don’t always align with God’s, nor do our ideas of what should be truth. It’s comparable to the relationship of a parent and a child, sometimes a child’s limited comprehension of a situation restricts their ability to fully understand why they are obeying. It can be the same with our limited understanding of God. Yet, when we obey by faith we see the fruits of that obedience.
God doesn’t ask us to fully understand everything, He asks us to obey. God has the full picture of why He set certain laws and instructions in motion, yet if it doesn’t align with the truth we like, we form our own truth and belief system. But we are not God. We can cut and paste what we want to be truth, and live out a life based on those things, but like the prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18, who cried out to their man made god, no one will answer. The affects of when we make up our own truth will fall flat. Why base our life on those kind of truths? Why not base our truth on the Word of God? Tried and true, a guidebook left for us. We don’t have to trial and error everything, it’s already presented to us with simple instructions. Trust Me.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.