“For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” – 3 John 3-4 (NKJV)
Hi guys! My name is Krystal, and I’m so excited to have this opportunity to write today. I realize I am a first-time blogger here, so before we begin, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself.
I’m 16 years old. I have visited 8 different countries. I am not a fan of the great outdoors. However, I am a huge fan of Doctor Who and own every single season on DVD. Did I mention that my favorite food is guacamole?
Do you feel like you know me a little better now? Maybe you would, except that only one of the statements above is true. Do you know which one? Outside of maybe a lucky guess, you really have no way of knowing. If you were to ask one of my teachers, they would also be hard-pressed to answer correctly. They know my name, but little else. But, if I were to call one of my best friends, they would immediately confirm that I am not fan of the great outdoors. At. All. You had no way of knowing which of those statements was true because you didn’t know me.
Just as you couldn’t pick the correct answer without knowing me, the same principle applies when pursuing truth. You cannot determine absolute truth without going to the correct source. God has given us the ultimate source for spiritual truth in His Word. For every confusing lie that the world throws at you, the Bible has a real answer. But how can you find what you’re looking for when there are so many books, so many chapters, verses and pages?
God has given us . . .
Prayer: Prayer is vital to pursuing truth, as it’s our way of communicating with Christ. Sometimes just talking with God can help you to find what you’re looking for in the Bible. He’s always available, and He’s always listening. He’s never too busy nor does he ever think that your requests are insignificant and unimportant. He wants you to talk to Him and He wants to help. Matthew 7:7 says, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” So, the next time you’re seeking truth, ask for help from the One who wrote the Book.
Bible Study Tools: In the back of many Bibles, you’ll find an index or concordance. Here you can look for your key word and find different verses in the Bible that use that word. There are also other good resources in books or online (e.g. BibleGateway.com, Study Bibles).
Mature Christians: Sometimes just going to a more mature Christian can be a huge help. This might be a pastor, a friend, or even a family member. If you don’t understand something, or need to talk to someone about it, this can be very helpful. They will most likely be able to relate to your situation better than most. They might not always be right, but you may be surprised at just how much it helps.
But what does it mean to walk in truth? Does it mean that you have to write the word truth on a piece of paper and then walk on top of it? As easy (and hilarious) as that would be . . . no. What it means is to not only believe, but live in truth. But what does that even mean? For one thing, you have to believe that the truth is, well, true. For another thing, you have to apply that truth to your life. For instance, when you’re challenged at school or at work, back up your beliefs with Scripture. But most importantly, you need to read the Bible daily so that you can better build a relationship with God.
So what are you supposed to do with all of this? Well hopefully, you will go out and share it so that others will know the truth. What’s the point of knowing the truth if you won’t walk in it or share it with the people around you? Just remember this; you might be the only chance that non-believers have to hear the truth. Will you take that opportunity? Will you walk in truth?