Exalt the Truth of the Lord our God! How Much Are We Appreciating the Reality of Truth and the Word of God?

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
― Lao Tzu

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”
― Soren Kierkegaard

“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”
― John Lennon

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” ― Albert Einstein

Now a different question and thought about reality comes to the forefront.

Are we appreciating the reality of reality?

That there is a genuine reality to experience versus our fictionalized worldview brought to us, living color, graphically vibrant, over dramatized by our media? Hyped up by one social media outlet after another? Lied about through politics?

Is there a genuine reality, greater than all other accounts, by which and through which we can communicate, connect and relate with each other in 100% truth? I am not talking about a “politically correct, politically safe” version of reality, of truth. But the genuinely real place where ALL people can go to find real life and truth? Is there one single common ground upon which we can all walk and live?

Yes! The Word of God for the Children of God and the truth contained therein. It is an ageless collection of words and wisdom thousands of years in the writing. For thousands of years, countless people have lived by its truths, its principles, its host of promises offered for our personal meditation, study and application.

Even if we never believed in God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, non believers can pick up the Book, read it, ponder it, study it and decide to still not believe it. We can read it as uneducated, can examine it as educated, decide: “Real or No?” However we approach the contents of the Bible, would we appreciate its truth? Would we appreciate the reality that there is Genuine Truth present inside of it?

Psalm 119:17-24 NRSV

17 Deal bountifully with your servant,
    so that I may live and observe your word.
18 Open my eyes, so that I may behold
    wondrous things out of your law.
19 I live as an alien in the land;
    do not hide your commandments from me.
20 My soul is consumed with longing
    for your ordinances at all times.
21 You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones,
    who wander from your commandments;
22 take away from me their scorn and contempt,
    for I have kept your decrees.
23 Even though princes sit plotting against me,
    your servant will meditate on your statutes.
24 Your decrees are my delight,
    they are my counselors.

The Word of God for the Children of God. In Excelsis Deo! Alleluia! Amen.

One of the biggest problems with many today is that they have a hard time dealing with reality. We have a hard time defining reality. The truth is that as Christians we can not live a life without the truth of God’s Word implanted and demonstrated in our lives. The fact is as a Christian this passage of Scripture makes three very practical suggestions that can assist us in facing reality.

One of the biggest problems with many today is that they have a hard time dealing with reality. The truth is that as Christians we can not live a life without the truth of God’s Word implanted and demonstrated in our lives. The fact is that as a Christian this passage of Scripture makes three very practical suggestions that can assist us in facing reality.

  1. Examine our dependence (vv. 17-19. We desperately need God in our lives.
    1. Dependent for life itself (v. 17). Every breath we take we depend on God.
    2. Dependent for insight into His Word (v. 18). Illumination, not new revelation. Nehemiah 8:1-12
    3. Dependent for guidance through life (v. 19). Not our home, we are just passing through. Psalm 1, Psalm 8, Psalms 22, 23, 24, Psalm 107
  2. Express our desire (vv. 20-21) To know the Word of God and be obedient to it.
    1. Motivated by recognition of the humble (v. 20). With a desire to know the mind of God. Philippians 2:5-11
    2. Motivated by rebuke of the proud (v. 21). Understanding the God rebukes the proud. Isaiah 1:16-20, Isaiah 2:1-4, Mark 1:1-14
  3. Establish our decision (vv. 22-24). To stop playing Church.
    1. In spite of scorn we will remain faithful (v. 22). Even when treated as contemptible. Job 1:20-21, Job 19:23-27, Lamentations 3:16-26
    2. In spite of slander we will be strengthened (v. 23), Even when we are lied about. Daniel 6:10-25
    3. In spite of sadness we will be joyful (v. 24). Even when we have no one else to delight in. Psalm 32, Psalm 34, Psalm 51, Psalm 84, Psalm 100, Psalm 118

PERSONAL APPLICATION OF APPRECIATING THE WORD AND TRUTH OF GOD

Having my soul and my spirit illuminated, I can testify God never short changes me. He gives me His very best of everything He IS. I must always understand that Christ in my life is enough. The reality is that He is what I need every day. The reality is that I need to be infinitely more appreciative of Him everyday! The reality is that I need to be infinitely more appreciative of His Truth everyday!

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Let us now Pray;

O’ my God, give me a greater desire to read and study your word and more joy in doing it each, every day. Give me patience to learn what it says and the wisdom to understand how to use it in my life. Help me know you and Jesus better so I will want be like you in every way possible. Increase my faith so I will trust you in all things and thus willingly follow your will for me. Thank you for those who have helped me in my understanding. In Excelsis Deo! I pray in the name of Jesus. Alleluia! Amen.

Author: Thomas E Meyer Jr

Formerly Homeless Sinner Now, Child of God, Saved by Grace.

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