Friday, August 31, 2007

Testing True and False

Here are three verses we can practice our True and False Test on.

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. (2 Peter 1:3 NIV)

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV)

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20, 21 NIV)

After we answer “True” and thank God for the truth, then we should read the verses again and answer “Very true” and thank Him again. We should continue this for some time until the truth of our answer gets beyond our mental understanding and begins to seep into us, so that we are overwhelmed with wonder because of the magnitude of each of the words in the sentences. These are superlatives beyond our comprehension. We said “True” the first time because we are Christians and we are supposed to say “True” to statements in Scripture.

Now we can believe and obey God from our heart.

(An excerpt from On Being a Christian by Jim Wilson)

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