Do you ever wonder why Christians can read the same Bible and come up with misleading interpretations? Not only is this nation divided, but so is the Church at a time when we need to come together and work as the united body of Christ. But instead, too many of us follow man’s traditions and ideologies that don’t necessarily line up with Scriptures. Therefore, it’s on us to sift what we hear through the Word of God.
No one can learn the Word for you.
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee (Psalm 119:11).
If you don’t understand the Word for yourself, you might be influenced by someone else’s interpretation—correct or not. I fell victim to misleading truth when I started this blog a few years ago. There were times when I wanted to quote certain passages from the Bible that I heard as a child. But when I tried to apply them to my writings, I noticed their meanings were slightly different and off point from what I was taught to believe. This misinterpretation had been handed down for generations, more than likely. The key takeaway from my experience: Make no assumptions about what you think you know related to Scriptures; check it out for yourself!
Let the Holy Spirit be your guide.
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come (John 16:13).
As long as we are alive on earth, we will hear conflicting views related to different Scriptures. By faith, we must get into the habit of seeking the Lord for revelation and understanding. Then, as time passes on, when we hear the Word being misquoted or taken out of context, we will become sensitive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit telling us to—Check That Out!
What is Truth?
Truth is God’s Word!
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away (Matthew 24:35).
See you next week at Paulette Talks Faith.