Who decides what is right and what is wrong? The Government? Men? Women? Whites? Blacks? Hispanics? Asians? The wise? The rich? The majority? The minority? Who?
Who decides what is true and what is not true? Would it be any of the above-mentioned people? What do you think? Does truth vary from one person to another? Does it vary from one group of people to another? Is it relative to the situation and the group involved?
Truth is not relative. Truth is God. Truth is Jesus Christ. Truth flows from the mind and heart of God. Truth does not change. It is right and good and fruitful. Truth is good for us. It sets people free.
The Word of God is truth. It teaches us what is right and what is wrong. It teaches what is good and what is evil. It teaches us about reality. It teaches us about life, people, and human nature. The Word of God teaches us and helps us understand the laws of nature, the laws of the universe, what is correct, and what is false. The Word of God is our instruction manual for life.
When people or governments or societies try to ignore God and His Word, they get in trouble. When men and governments avoid the wisdom of God’s Word and try to make up their own rules, it leads to disaster one hundred percent of the time. We often think we know what is good for us, what is in our best interest, and what will “make us happy.” Often, we think that the behavior we want to engage in should be okay even though it may go against the Word and wisdom of God. Behavior that goes against and violates God’s Word is sin. And, the truth is that sin, sooner or later, will lead to death.
The Word of God is good for you. It is good for your marriage, and it is good for your family. It’s good for your children. It’s good for you physically, mentally, and spiritually. The Word of God is full of grace and truth. It is anointed. It is PREGNANT with the ability to bless.
Consequently, we must be very serious about reading, meditating on, and studying God’s Word. It has wisdom, counsel, and insight, in direct statement or in principle, about everything; every situation and every matter.
Does the Bible address the major issues of our day? Does it give us guidance, direction, and understanding about how we are to see, understand, and address these issues? Yes, it does. Again, in either direct statement of principle, God’s Word speaks to everything.
So, if you want answers to the issues of life, look to the Word of God.
What does the Bible say about abortion and taking the life of innocent babies in the womb? What does it say about the shooting of people in public places which seems to have become normalcy? What does it say about selling the body parts of babies? “You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13). “And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise” (Luke 6:31).
What does the Bible say about sex and sexuality? “You shall not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14) and “Marriage is honorable among all and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge” (Hebrews 13:4). “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). The Word of God lets us know that sex is for a married man and woman.
What does the Word of God say about taking the property of other people? “You shall not steal” (Exodus 20:15). “And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise” (Luke 6:31).
Simply put, there is a great need for us to read the Word of God and listen to its wisdom and counsel. We should be mindful that in direct statement or principle, God’s Word speaks to every issue, every topic, and every concern in life.
We would be wise to make a habit of reading the Word of God daily. Reading at least three or more chapters a day is a good spiritual “diet” to help us grow in our understanding of God’s Word consistently. And the fact is, we NEED to be faithful students of God’s Word. It is a guide book for life and it is a source of spiritual nourishment that we desperately need every day.
Equip yourself daily by spending time reading the Word of God. Parents, help equip your children daily by having them to read the Word aloud to you. Encourage others to make it a habit to spend time reading God’s Word. Nothing will prepare and equip you better for the challenges and issues of life than - the Word of God.