For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but it is God’s power to us who are being saved. — 1 Corinthians 1:18 (HCSB)
What a world we are living in today. Have you ever thought about the craziness that comes out of people’s mouths? With social media outlets, such as Twitter, Facebook, and even Instagram, people are exposed to so much that we can’t even be confident on what is truth and what is fiction anymore. Thus, enters the cross.
God’s word is our only hope and our only confidence. It is up to us to spend time in the truth or we will not know what our certainty is. God’s word is never changing. To the world, the gospel is foolishness, and it is an ancient collection of stories that aren’t applicable today. What the world can’t see is that God’s word is supernatural, a living and active letter from God to the people that He loves. As we spend our lives in the progression of justification, God’s power, not anything explainable by man lives in us, and works through us.
Our confidence and our truth may seem silly to those who don’t know Jesus and the power of His word, but it is where our faith lies, and when we spend time getting to know God, and the power His word brings, God works wonders, and ultimately is glorified in the presence of unbelievers, bringing them hope that only God can bring.
Jesus, thank you that you are the way, the truth and the life. Thank you we can place our hope and confidence in You and what you did on the cross. Though we may look silly to unbelievers, let my life reflect your truth so that others may see. In Your holy name I pray, Amen.
What is your definition of truth?
Are you sometimes ridiculed by those around you for your faith?
Spend time this week thanking God for the confidence only He can give you, and ask that He would be glorified by making you an example of His truth to those around you.