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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Living the Truth


Doers of the Word: Living the Truth

"If you know these things--happy are you if you do them." John 13:17

A great many people know plenty of Scripture truth, but do not live it out. Yet the real test of knowing Scripture is obedience. We really know
only so much truth as we get into our experience and conduct. The only part of the Bible we have really learned is what we have learned to
live. It is a beautiful thing when a person has been well-taught; it is still more beautiful when he abides in the things which he has been taught, living out the lessons in daily life.

-- J. R. Miller

Many Christians should probably call a moratorium on learning more truth, and instead concentrate for the next 6 months to apply and live what we already know. For many of us, we don't need more knowledge at this point--we need to apply and walk in light that we already have. The danger of trafficking in un-lived truth is always there. Why concentrate mainly on gaining more knowledge, when the best path to knowing Jesus more intimately is to endeavor to live the truth He has already given us. "If you know these things," Jesus says, "happy are you if you do them."

"Trust and obey, for there's no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey."

-- Mack Tomlinson