“For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit; but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts” (1 Thessalonians 2:3-4).
If the Lord is not directing these words, then may they never be seen and if seen, quickly forgotten. The Lord is the One alone who is to be revered and worshiped. Paul did not speak his words, but the Lord’s words were spoken to those who became believers. So also, no preacher preaches truth unless they are the words of the One who is truth. Listen to the truth and be forever set free.
Lord, You have the words of eternal truth. Where else should we go? Over the time since You were crucified, there are those who have spoken all kinds of things in Your name. Help me to always know the truth when it is spoken and un-truth when it is spoken. Help me to always follow the way of truth so that I would be faithful in the calling You have given me in grace.
Lord Jesus, keep me from error. Help me to have a mind that discerns amidst all the pablum that is spewed in our age. You alone are truth. Help me to look to You for truth in my daily life. No matter the cost, or the need to stand firm, help me to always hold fast to You, my Lord and Savior. Guide me in the Gospel way knowing that You alone paid the ultimate price for my eternal freedom. Amen.