Now more than ever it is vitally important that Christian women know how to stand on the unchanging truth of God’s Word. As our ever-changing world caters to the whims of the culture, it is imperative that God’s children adopt a Scripture-focused mindset rather than aligning with feelings-based or relative truth. Listen as Leslie shares keys to exchanging the shifting sands of popular opinion to solid, steadfast biblical principle!
It is not uncommon for many of today’s Christian young women to share truth with others around them only to hear this answer, “Well, you do you, and I’ll do me.” Or, better said, “I’ll pick and choose the truth that I want to believe, and you can choose the truth you want to believe.”
Sadly, while this phrase is a prevalent notion in our culture today, it does not provide the freedom of thought that it supposedly promises. Instead, it opens the door and invites deception into our culture, our churches, our homes, and our individual lives when we embrace loosey-goosey relative truth over the timeless, unchanging Word of God.
Instead of saying, “You do you, and I’ll do me.” we should be saying, “What does God’s Word say?” and build our lives around that. We must realize that it is only God’s Word that is the final authority on every subject. Humanity is fickle, unstable, and changing, but God is entirely other-than His creation. When God speaks, we can know that He will fulfill His word (see Numbers 23:19). As such, the Scriptures are to be esteemed over popular opinion, social or political correctness, movements, or fads – even if they are presented in an artistic, unique, or articulate way. The principles and patterns of truth in God’s Word are not meant to be flexible to bend to our whims, rather we, as God’s people, are to bend and shift to His Word.
Corrie ten Boom once said, “God’s viewpoint is sometimes different than ours – so different that we could not even guess at it unless He had given us a Book which tells us such things.”
What truth! No matter how different God’s viewpoint may be from our own, we must align ourselves to His Word. Otherwise, we could fall into the modern pitfall that “what’s good for you is good for you…” and pick and choose truth, follow our hearts, and be susceptible to being swept away by every wind and wave of doctrine that is creeping into the church.
Beware of mushy-sounding statements like, “None of us can really be sure about anything … no one’s right or wrong … let’s all dialogue and converse about each of our unique perspectives.” These voices view truth as shifting and undefined. This type of reasoning gets us to ask the same questions that the serpent tempted Eve with back in the Garden, “Did God really say that? Did God really mean that?” (Read the whole story in Genesis 3.) Satan convinced Eve to question God’s unchanging nature and deceived her with his subtly. He used cunning and creativity – just like the world does today – to strip away the rock beneath Eve’s feet and replaced it with mushy, springy, relative “truth.”
How to Cultivate a Spiritual Backbone of Truth:
- Settle in your heart that God’s Word is unchanging, unalterable, and the ultimate authority in your life.
- Run from messages, resources, and voices in the culture today that promote doubt and uncertainty. Fill your mind with truth and surround yourself with people who build your faith in God.
- Read stories of Christian heroes who stood upon God’s truth.
- Pray that God would make you like the wise man who build his house upon the rock.
- Search for the answers to your questions! We are promised that we have everything we need for life and godliness in Christ. Search His Word when you have questions. Even if you can’t find a clear answer right away, search for it as you would for hidden treasure.
- Read Psalm 119 and fall in love with the Word of God. As you elevate Scripture as the ultimate authority in your life, you will soon find that your feet will stand firmly planted upon the rock that cannot be moved.
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