In a world of clashing claims and competing worldviews, where our own feelings and circumstances change from day to day, nothing is more important than God’s truth. Given some of the books and movies that countless Christians are reading and viewing, and the growing biblical illiteracy, churches are extremely vulnerable to false doctrine. God’s truth is needed to ground and guide us.
When we wonder what’s right, we’re to turn to God’s Word: “For the word of the Lord is right and true” (Psalm 33:4). As Psalm 119 depicts in every one of its 176 verses, God’s truth is at the heart of the spiritual life. It’s real, life-giving, and able to transform.
My new devotional book, Truth: A Bigger View of God's Word, offers 200 brief daily meditations, Scriptures, and inspirational quotes that will enable you to grasp more fully the TRUTH of God’s Word. It contains reflections not only on the general topic of truth, but also on many facets of truths found in Scripture, including eternity, purity, holiness, and happiness. Given the remarkable erosion of belief in God’s Word that is pervasive now even among many evangelical churches, the book is more timely than it would have been thirty years ago.
I’m pleased with how Truth turned out and hope you enjoy it as well. Below is a sample entry:
“Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations” (Revelation 15:3).
The times we live in are in no danger of going down in history as “The Era of Deep Thought.” In our world, feelings overshadow thinking and sizzle triumphs over substance.
In this shallow culture, how can we keep from turning into trivial Christians? “Reflect on what I am saying,” Paul wrote, “for the Lord will give you insight into all this” (2 Timothy 2:7).
When we invest in understanding God’s truths, we become people of depth and substance. If you want depth, you have to behold God’s truth often, allowing it to make the crucial sixteen-inch journey from your head to your heart.
“The quality of a Christian’s experience depends on the quality of his faith, just as the quality of his faith depends in turn on the quality of his understanding of God’s truth.” —Os Guinness
(You can also download a longer excerpt to get more of the flavor of the book.)