Remember, there is no such thing as “Christian truth”; all truth is God’s truth. What is right or wrong for a Christian is right or wrong for an unbeliever.
However, the way truth is applied varies.
For example, the truth is every husband should love his wife like Christ loves the church (Ephesians 5:25). However, the way that truth is applied will be expressed differently in every marriage and if a husband (saint or sinner) chooses to ignore that truth there will be a sad consequence.
In the same way, the truth is, the one great mission of life is to acknowledge Jesus as Lord of our lives (Philippians 2:9-11), how that is done and when that is done varies.
For example, some people will not come to this realization until they stand before God’s judgment throne 😦 // others do not make this decision until they’ve hit bottom and have nowhere else to turn, while others acknowledge this truth early in life.
Figuring out how God’s truth applies is a process for all of us and some are quick studies and others are slow learners. However, the truth is: Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord; there will be no escaping this.
So what are you to do with all the many ways people respond to God’s truth? Be flexible. Everyone is not going to see life the way you do. Be patient, be kind, or at least be long-suffering and above all….
- The ONE THING for today: In all things be truthful and let all you do in word or deed reflect Jesus’ lordship over your life; but be flexible when it comes to your expectations of how others should apply truth, and don’t give up on anyone—even slow learners may learn the truth before it’s too late. John 8:31-32 (NKJV)
31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
John 8:31-32 (NKJV)