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“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” (1 John 3:18 NIV)
God reveals truth.
Each of us live in a different reality. We agree on certain things, but not all things. Age, for instance is a factual truth. Facts on COVID are subjective. One reports says masks are useless, another says they aren’t. One news article says hospitals are laying off workers because their empty, another says they have no beds because of COVID. Who are we to believe? What are we to believe?
My most recent achievement is a Masters in Strategic Communication. God willing, in just a couple of weeks I will finish my last class. One truth I’ve learned, news outlets no longer tell the truth. Instead, whoever owns the news outlet controls the message. For instance, Rupert Murdoch owns News Corp, which owns hundreds of local, national and international news outlets. He is executive chairman of Fox News, he controls the message. Local newscasters all use the same script, as evidenced by this video. Six corporations control the majority of the message media coutlets produce in the United States and the world.
To find truth, start with God.
Truth is found through God. As we seek Him, He reveals truth to us. No matter who you are, your perspective is narrow. No one has God’s view. If we are to see what He sees, we must seek and ask for it.
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32 NIV)
First, understand what you read on the internet or see in the news isn’t necessarily true. However, when you ask God to help you decipher the truth, He will.
“Ears to hear and eyes to see–both are gifts from the Lord.” (Proverbs 20:12 NIV)
When God reveals His truth to you, He gives you the ears to hear and eyes to see it. Whatever the topic, He has the answer. Within your Spirit, you will know. For each of us, how we “know” is different, we just do.
The truths each of us have to face are diverse. Lies I believe, others don’t. All of us believe falsities to some extent. Only God can reveal what they are. God brings all things into the light.
“But everything exposed by the light becomes visible–and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.” (Ephesians 5:13 NIV)
If you’re struggling with who to believe and what to do, seek God. Whatever the issue, ask Him to reveal His truth to you. Draw close to God, He’ll draw close to you. When you do, you will see His truth in all things. His knowing you will know.
Love with actions that speak God’s truth.
Question of the Day:
What truth do you want God to reveal to you?
Further Reading: Daniel 11:2-35 NIV, 1 John 3:7-24 NIV, Psalm 122:1-9 NIV, Proverbs 29:1 NIV