May 16

I believe there are many people who are asking a question that was asked when Jesus stood before Pilate.  Pilate asked Jesus a simple, but profound question … “What is truth” (John 18:38)?  I see people every day that are asking the same kind of question.  The problem is that these people are not asking Jesus that question.  They are asking politicians.  They are asking scientists.  They are asking athletes.  They are even asking religious leaders.  All without the answer coming through clear.  Many people today are desirous of truth, but are feeling very empty, because they are not finding it in the places they are looking.

Today I read, “O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise Him, all ye people.  For His merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever.  Praise ye the LORD” (Psalm 117).  These two verses made me pause to thank the Lord that I have found absolute truth in Him and in His Word!  I must praise God today.  I am living in a world that is basically devoid of truth, and yet, I can sit here at my kitchen table every morning and open the authoritative Word of God and find all the truth anyone could ever want at my fingertips.

How can we not praise the Lord?  How can we miss his merciful kindness toward us?  How can we not be absolutely thrilled that all the truth needed by mankind can be found on the pages of the incredible book we hold in our hands?  We are blessed because we can know truth in this ever-changing world.  Truth will be truth forever!  Truth is unchanging!  As I reflected on the influence of my mother this past weekend, I thank God for the truths I have been taught.  I am grateful that the truths I was taught from my birth are the same truths that I am trying to follow and build my life upon today.  These truths have been good for my grandparents … my parents … me … our children … and our grandchildren!

I am glad that I don’t need to worry about these truths ever running out.  I am grateful to think that our children and grandchildren (and beyond) will be able to build their lives on the same foundation that was set forth for me.  I cannot stop praising God for this thought.  It gives me great comfort to know that when my life has ended, that the truths we have passed along to our children will live on far beyond me.  The truths that have been passed from my grandparents to my parents to me are precious to me today.  My mother has been in Heaven for nine-and-a-half years, but the truths she instilled in me still dominate my thinking process.  I will be eternally grateful for the unchanging truth of the Word of God!  Praise God with me today!

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