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Daily Reading: 1 Samuel 12:1-13:23 ESV, John 7:1-30 ESV, Psalm 108:1-13 ESV, Proverbs 15:4 ESV

Daily Verse: “The one who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory, but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood.” (John 7:18 ESV)

ALETHES (227): “As an adjective, means primarily “unconcealed, manifest”; hence, actual, “true to fact” and is used of truthful persons.  True things conforming to reality.  Related to alethes as from to contents or substances; alethes denotes the reality of the thing, alethinos defines the relation of the conception to the thing to which it corresponds=genuine.”[i]

Denotes reality.

Jesus, speaking to the people at the Feast of Booths, explains the difference between man’s truth and God’s.  Men glorifying God seek His truth, not theirs. Joining God in His work will help you discover His truth.

Loving God and others fulfills God’s purpose for our lives.  Through the scriptures, we find guidelines on how to accomplish our mission.  Ultimately, Jesus asks us to put others before ourselves, just as He did for us.  We will discover God’s truth in our obedience, exposing the lies we so easily believe.

Seek God.

“When asked about their religious identity, 29 percent of respondents, or about 3 in 10 U.S. adults, said they had “none,” meaning they were atheists, agnostics, or “nothing in particular,” according to the Pew Research Center survey.”[i]

Thirty percent of our country doesn’t believe in God’s existence.  Jesus means nothing to them.  Without Christ, we can’t know the truth.

“For this purpose I was born and for this purpose, I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” (John 18:37 ESV)

To find the truth, we must follow Jesus.  As we apply His principles to our lives, He exposes the lies we believe.  Listening to Jesus’s voice sets us free from the trappings of this world.  Our sins forgiven, we can live life to the fullest with Jesus. 

In Christ, we find the truth which sets us free.

[i]  Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Greek Dictionary of the New Testament (p. 14) Thomas Nelson


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