When you become a believer, knowing the truth becomes so much more important than ever. We are given the Spirit of truth to guide is and a desire to know more about God and his truths. We learn to fight lies with scriptural truths and share the truth with those who struggle. The Lord gives us understanding to see that Jesus is “the way and the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father except through [him]” (John 14:6).
The honest way to show God you want to know him and the truth is by immersing yourself in his word. There, he reveals himself to you and teaches you, giving you stepping stones for a close, personal relationship with him. “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12). As you read more and hear more, your faith is strengthened because, “consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ” (Romans 10:17).
As you grow closer to God, he is already sanctifying you, changing you. When God is our hope and our solid ground, we need not to fear. Jesus freed us from our sins and fights for us. “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold” (Psalms 18:2).
Verses to reflect on:
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still” (Exodus 14:14).