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July 2, 2014

July 2, 2014

"Build Your Life on Truth"

“Learn the truth and never reject it.  Get wisdom, self-control and understanding.”  Proverbs 23: 23 NCV

To build a strong biblical worldview, you must learn the truth.  Jesus concluded His most famous sermon, the Sermon on the Mount, with this story:

Two guys went out and built houses.  One built his house on the shaky foundation of sand.  The other built his house on the solid foundation of a rock.  When the storms came along, the house that was built on the shaky foundation of sand collapsed.  The house that was built on the solid foundation of rock stood the test of time.

You can build your life on truth or you can build your life on trends.  Want to be hip, in style and up to date?  Fine!  But if you build your life on what other people think, what happens when they change their minds?  The only way to be eternally relevant is to build your life on eternal truths that don’t change.

God made you for a purpose.  He made you to know Him and love others.  How do you learn the truth?  You learn the truth by studying God’s Word, the Bible.  You need one other thing, discernment about other things.

1 John 4: 1 warns us about believing everything we hear or read.  Perhaps John knew about the internet before it was invented.  There are lots of people who will lie to you.  Your job is to listen carefully and sort it out.  Teachers will come and go; truth is eternal.

Discerning what’s false doesn’t mean being skeptical or cynical.  Cynicism is built on resentment, bitterness and hurt.  God says don’t be cynical, be discerning.  That’s built on love and truth.

Learn the truth; discern what is false.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don