There is tension afoot in our world today. Really, it has existed from the moment mankind sinned in the Garden of Eden. This tension develops from the temptation ever before us to abandon the Truth of God's Word so that we can live according to our desires rather than fully committing to Jesus Christ.
For example, when an unbelieving friend wants to know if Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved, our answer should be a confident, compassionate yes! Often, this is easier said than done. But we know we must share this Truth no matter how uncomfortable it can be, for there is no other way for mankind to be saved except by faith in God's Son (see John 14:6 and Acts 4:12).
The Truth of God's Word must be written on our hearts.
God's Word is a double-edged sword. It is able to cut through the weak and vain arguments that claim to offer other means of salvation. So although disbelief and fear can keep us from speaking what we know is true, these cannot stop the light of God's Word from reaching those lost in darkness—those in need of the hope of salvation through Christ Jesus. We must share Scripture, encourage the search for Truth, and pray that the Holy Spirit would open eyes and transform hearts.
Likewise, revival never falls on the casual seekers of Christ. Instead, it falls on those who are seeking the Lord with all their hearts.
If we would be radically transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit via internal revival, the Truth of God's Word must be written on our hearts. It must become your internal compass for every road you travel and for all that you do.
Prayer: Lord, help my words and actions today reflect the fact that Your Word is the unparalleled Truth. Transform me, that I may be a reflection of You to those who do not know You. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"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).
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