In our everyday lives, we are bombarded with a lot of information. It can be really hard to determine was is true and what is not. In this day and age, it seems as if there is a lot of misinformation flying around.
There are also tons of people out there who claim to know God but they contradict Him, add to His words, or pick and choose which of his commands they want to follow. All of us Christians have to be extra careful with what we say and how we act as to not lead anyone astray from the truth of the Gospel.
That is where discernment comes in. God is the source of truth and He created the Word which we can use to discern what the world or other people tell us.
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Bible Verses About Seeking Truth
God has a lot to say about seeking the truth. The Bible is the single source of truth for Christians. Scripture is inerrant. The Bible is where we meet Jesus, where we experience God’s love and faithfulness, where we learn about our purpose in Christ, and where we can go to find the truth.
The Word points us towards reliance on God to help us stand firm in trials and conflict. It is there we find nourishment for our souls to prepare for all sorts of trials. When we feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or fearful we need to talk the truth of the gospel back to ourselves.
Proverbs 30:5: “Every word of God is pure, He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.”
1 John 2:4: “Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”
Psalm 119:15-16: “I will meditate on Your precepts and think about Your ways. I will delight in Your statutes, I will not forget Your word.”
Romans 5:2-5: “We have also obtained access through Him by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we rejoice in our afflictions because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. This hope will not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. ”
Hebrews 4:12: “For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.”
All Bible Verses are from the Hosanna Revival ESV Journaling Bible.
4 Ways To Seek God
Sadly, we tend to turn to the world to find “our truth.” The world tells us that truth is the essence of who we are. The truth is our authentic selves.
Yet, as Christians, we always want to be seeking God first in all that we do. God’s Word should be the roadmap for our lives. This should be our guiding force.
Study the Word
God’s Word reveals to us both our struggles with worldly desires and the saving way of faith. The word convicts us of our sinful ways by revealing to us how to walk in the truth and light that is pleasing to God. When our desires don’t align with what is in the Bible, we are brought back to desiring after God through the Word.
Furthermore, we can study the Word when the truth is hard to decipher. We should actively discern everything against the truth of the Bible. Studying the Word can reveal to us the truth about who God is and who He says we are.
Seek Truth With Obedience
Scripture calls us to “draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” This is our greatest pursuit – to seek God’s truth through obedience. We have this promise that all who seek Him will find Him when we search with all our heart.
Seek Truth in Love
As Christians, we have to be super careful with our words and actions. It is so important to build one another up in truth and love. The way to do that is to seek the truth by reading the Word, praying diligently, and sharing the Gospel with others. Everything we do should bring glory to God and lead others towards the truth.
Seek Truth With Prayer
You cannot seek the truth without prayer. This is the time to come before God and ask him to help you discern the truth in any situation.
“Dear Lord, help me to seek your Word and understand the truth of the Gospel. Lord, I long to trust your Word and cling to the promises you have shown from the beginning. I want to be able to discern the truth from the lies and seek the truth in all that I do.”
Let’s always be seeking truth and grace!