Last week we talked about the fact that JESUS IS TRUTH! In His “I AM” statement He tells us that HE IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIFE!
He, JESUS, being THE TRUTH, leads us in THE WAY we should go, and in choosing HIM we have LIFE eternal!
So knowing this makes it easy to determine what TRUTH is, right? WRONG!
Like we shared last week, we have many things in life vying for the position of TRUTH. Who do we listen to or not listen to? Who do we follow or not follow? Who do we trust or not trust?
The answer once again is JESUS, JESUS and JESUS!
I am not being facetious here! I am dead serious.
The only way to determine who to listen to, who to follow and who to trust is to listen to JESUS and know His TRUTH! The TRUTH, JESUS, is LOVE! Love is JESUS! Love is not an attribute He has, it is who He is.
I John 4:8 tells us that “GOD IS LOVE.” Love is who He is, therefore anything He would want us to listen to, follow or trust would have to have these traits:
It would be void of:
Jesus spells it out for us in I Corinthians 13:4-8. It is a so-called the “laundry list” if you will, to determining TRUTH.
THE TRUTH OF JESUS CHRIST WILL ALWAYS SEEK TO CONVICT YOU OF WHAT IS FALSE IN YOUR LIFE TO BRING YOU CLOSER TO HIM. IT WILL NEVER CONDEMN YOU AND FILL YOU WITH GUILT AND SELF CONDEMNATION.
JESUS IS TRUTH AND HIS LOVE CONVICTS US OF SIN, IT NEVER CONDEMNS US.
When Jesus convicts us, He is speaking the truth in love to us, calling us out to change our ungodly behavior. If we feel condemned, as if we are bad people and we can never change or become acceptable to God, that “voice” is not the voice of Jesus. That is the voice of the enemy of our souls.
What is the truth?
“There is therefore now NO CONDEMNATION for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
Jesus convicts us of our sin so that we will change and become more like Him.
So even though change is hard, it is profitable as we seek to walk in the truth, aka Jesus Christ. So walk freely in Jesus, friends, free of condemnation because Jesus is LOVE and HE LOVES YOU!
Speak Truth Love