Misunderstandings, misrepresentations, inaccurate information.
God deals with this everyday.
People talking about Him. Saying what He thinks. Saying what He did.
Some people get it right.
But many people get it wrong. Very wrong. They tell you about God, but they don’t know what they’re talking about.
Many are sincere people with good motives. Trying to figure things out.
But who wants people going around spreading wrong information about you even if the people do have good intentions? Especially if what they’re saying is bad?
Jesus Himself asked, “What do you think about the Messiah?” (Matthew 22:42).
God wants us to know Him.
He does that by giving us His Word, the Bible, to read and study. The Word of God is truth. Wanna know the truth?
“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth,” (John 17:17).
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free,” (John 8:32).
It’s vital to read and know God’s Word. The most important book you can ever read!
Ever tried to read the Bible but didn’t understand it? That’s because we need help seeing & understanding the truth.
To those who call on Jesus to save and forgive them and believe that He, the Son of God, died on the cross for their sins to save and forgive them and rose from the dead, God gives the Holy Spirit to teach them.
“But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid,” (John 14:26-27).
“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come,” John 16:13.
And I’m striving to know Him more. To hear His voice better. To distinguish when it’s His voice I’m hearing and when it’s not. To discern between the lies and truth. To focus on His Word.
Jesus said: “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me,” (John 10:27).
Learn from Jesus! And pray!
He tells us: “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls,” (Matthew 11:29).
Jesus also said: “It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from Him comes to Me,” (John 6:45).
“He who has ears to hear, let him hear,” (Matthew 11:15).