Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
Where do you go for news and information you can trust? What source do you have that, when you read it, you do not have to filter what you are reading? How do you know that what you are taking in is not filled with half-truth and total bias? It’s unfortunate for us when we want to know the truth about any particular issue that we are so unsure of the accuracy of what we read or whether it is fake news.
I’m so grateful for God’s Word because it is the only place I can go anytime and throw all the filters away. I don’t have to check footnotes, and I don’t have to worry about anything or think about anything. I can just come directly to the Word of God. I don’t have to scrutinize; I don’t have to cite footnotes. I can lean into His Word, let it soak in my mind, and allow God to minister to me, knowing that I’m receiving His pure, absolute truth.
Luke 1:1–4 tells us why Luke penned the book:
In as much as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus; so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught.
Luke had a friend named Theophilus.
This friend heard about Jesus from several sources.
He probably asked, “What is fake news, and what is truth? What did Jesus genuinely say, and what didn’t He say?” Luke decided, “Hey, I’m going to write a book to set the record straight. I’m going to write a letter to Theophilus, and I’m going to lay out a chronological order so that Theophilus will know the exact truth.”
Luke gave Theophilus an incredible gift: the book of Luke. God and other Spirit-led writers gave us the rest of the Bible. We can come to the Word of God and know, as we read it, that we are receiving unfiltered, beautiful, pure truth. A truth that ministers to our souls and teaches us accurately about the Lord Jesus Christ and how to live the fuller, more remarkable, richer life that He intends for us to live.
I pray that you’re in the Word of God daily, asking God our Father to speak to you, to minister to you, and to give you wisdom and encouragement as you seek to live out by faith the life that God our Father has for you.
Breathe deeply, knowing that God’s Word is reliable for life.
This devotion is an excerpt from my book, Big, Deep, Breath. It’s a forty-five-day journey to help you breathe in the love and rest of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Big Deep Breath is available from our Trexo website or Amazon.
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