TO THE BIBLE: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14
“…We are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
“Where are you going?” Ben’s dad asked him just as he was about to step outside.
“I’m going to the park, I’ll be back soon, Dad,” Ben responded quickly.
“Ok, but that’s not what you told Felix, is it?”
Ben froze in shock, wondering how his dad knew he had lied.
“I’m so sorry I lied to you, Dad.”
There are people who only tell and believe lies, because they’ve been programmed that way; they’re always in conflict with the truth. But isn’t it wonderful to know that you were chosen to tell and believe the truth? When the Word of God comes to you, as it does every day through this devotional, your heart is ready for it, and you receive it gladly, because you’ve been chosen and given the ability to believe the truth.
The beautiful thing about God’s truth is that it always lifts, strengthens, and protects. His truth never deceives. Moreover, it’s not difficult to recognise; it’s expressed in His love. The Lord Jesus, in His prayer to the Father in John 17:17 said, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” God’s Word is truth, and truth means reality. You’ve been sanctified by the Spirit to know, believe, and walk in the realities of our heavenly Kingdom, Hallelujah!
Go Deeper: John 1:14; James 1:18
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for choosing me to know and believe the truth, and walk in the reality of my heavenly inheritance. Your Word lifts, strengthens, protects, and guides me today, as I give attention to it! Thank you for the manifestation of your glory in me as I live by your Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Mark 14:27-52, Numbers 27-28
Matthew 21:33-46, Exodus 19
Speak in tongues, and thank the Lord for making your spirit deceit-proof.