Good morning God, we thank you and praise you for a wonderful day. A day full of your love and benefits that you give us daily. God we thank you for your grace and mercy. We are forever making mistakes and you continually give us second chances and forgive us. God, we thank you for being the true and living God. We can put our faith, hope, and trust in you to guide us and to teach us something new each and everyday. God, we thank you for your rebuke and discipline because it lets us know that you truly love us and care about our wellbeing. God, we thank you for just being who you are. A great majestic all knowing God. We loves us more than anyone or anything can. God we love you. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
God teaches me the truth and I believe what He says.
“Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”
John 14:6 NLT
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” “But we are descendants of Abraham,” they said. “We have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean, ‘You will be set free’?””
John 8:32-33 NLT
“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. He will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me.”
John 16:13-14 NLT
The Resource...The Word!
Bible Reading: Isaiah 40:6-8
The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40:8
TAKE THE MAY Day Challenge! See how many answers in the following quiz you can get right. Circle T for True and F for False.
T / F The sun revolves around the earth.
T / F Tomatoes are poisonous.
T / F Sneezes are the body’s way of getting rid of evil spirits.
T / F Iron, lead, and other metals can be transformed into gold by a chemical process.
T / F The world is flat.
T / F Trees have souls.
T / F The Black Death was caused by evil vapors.
So, how many did you mark false? How many did you identify as being true?
The truth is, all of the statements above are false. While all of those statements were once thought to be true, the truth is, they have always been false.
For thousands of years, many people thought the sun revolved around the earth. But what they thought did not change what was true. The sun was the center of the solar system the whole time! Similarly, the fact that people once considered tomatoes-or “love apples” as they called them-to be poisonous didn’t change the truth. And no matter how many people agreed that the “Black Death,” or bubonic plague, was caused by “evil vapors,” the truth (that the deadly plague is spread by fleas from infected rats) never changed.
Truth doesn’t change. People may be mistaken. Stories may be incorrect. Ideas may be wrong. But truth doesn’t change.
A prophet named Isaiah once wrote that “the word of our God stands forever” (Isaiah 40:8). And Jesus once prayed to his Father, “Your word is truth” (John 17:17, NIV). No matter what textbooks or teachers may say, no matter what you read in the newspaper or hear on the evening news, no matter what new light may be shed on old mysteries, the truth will never change. We may deny it or acknowledge it. We may ignore it or recognize it, but whether we know it or admit that we know it, the truth is the truth. And it doesn’t change.
REFLECT: Can you think of other things that were once thought to be true but never were? Can you change what’s true by admitting it or denying it? Can anyone do that? Since Jesus said God’s word is truth, do you think followers of Jesus should: (a) believe the Bible? (b) read the Bible? (c) memorize parts of the Bible? (d) obey the Bible? (e) do all of these? Which do you do? Which do you need to do more of?
PRAY: “Thank you, God, that your Word will always be true.”
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