Is All Truth God's Truth?

Valuable things can be found at the dump, but it’s not the best place to look for them. Thrown in with trash, they get damaged and garbage clings to them.

That's why Christians shouldn't seek answers to their spiritual and emotional problems from secular sources. 

But what about the saying: “All truth is God’s truth"?

You can find truth in non-Christian self-help books, but you have to dig through error and worldly wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:20). 

And you’ll probably pick up some garbage along the way.

Secular wisdom and Biblical truth have different foundations (Colossians 2:8)

Secular wisdom tells us our main problems are heredity, environment, and circumstances.

God tells us our main problems are sin, self, and distance from God (Romans 3:23; Luke 9:23-24).

The world encourages us to blame others and develop our self-esteem.

God tells us to take responsibility for our sins, trust the guidance of Scripture, and develop God-esteem (1 John 1:9; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Corinthians 10:31).

Yes, all truth is God's truth, and the Bible is the best place to find it.

Friends Obey Him

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Bible Love Notes shares a link to a devotion from the archives.

1-minute devotion about Christians and Obedience

No one likes mean-spirited, condemning Bible-thumpers. But there's a type of Christian just as bad as mean-spirited legalists.

This 1-minute devotion discusses the purpose of New Testament commands and the one characteristic that all Jesus-lovers have in common.

Click this link to read the rest of this 1-minute devotion: Friends Obey Him.

Spiritual Hearing Aids

1-minute devotion about "spiritual hearing aids"

Last year my husband got hearing aids and we learned some important facts about hearing loss:

1. We hear with our brains, not our ears.(1)

2. Hearing loss is often a factor in developing dementia.(2)

I thought about the multiple places in Scripture where Jesus says “Whoever has ears, let them hear.”(3)

1-minute devotion about "spiritual hearing aids"
When we come to the Lord, we gain “ears.” These ears are sort of like “spiritual hearing aids” that help us hear God’s voice and renew our minds (because we hear with our brains).

Our hearing aids include prayer, Bible study, obedience, and godly fellowship.

If we quit using our hearing aids, we hear God’s voice less and less clearly.

People who repeatedly reject God’s Spirit develop spiritual dementia. This is characterized by illogical arguments against faith in Jesus and sometimes rude rantings against God’s people.

But God’s hearing aids are better than earthly hearing aids. They can even reverse spiritual dementia if the patient is willing.
(1) How Do We Hear? The ear captures the sound waves, but the brain turns them into sounds we recognize.
(2) Hearing Loss and Dementia
(3) Matthew 11:15; 13:43; Mark 4:23; Luke 8:8; 14:35; Revelation 3:6

Vibrant, Healthy Christians Eat Right

Vibrant, Healthy Christians Eat Right

In a previous devotion I talked about spiritual “junk food” that leaves us spiritually malnourished. 

What we need is spiritual “health food”:

1. While junk food teachings downplay prayer, Bible reading, and fellowship, health food teachings stress their importance (Psalm 119:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:17). 

When they become a regular part of our diet, we realize they aren't tasteless vitamins. They're flavorful whole foods that build our faith muscles and clean toxins from our minds.

Vibrant, Healthy Christians Eat Right
2. While junk food teachings emphasize God’s grace and dismiss personal responsibility, health food teachings rejoice in God’s grace and respond to that grace with dedicated and Christ-empowered obedience (Philippians 2:12-13).

3. While junk food junkies yell “Judge not” when they hear teachings about sin, healthy foodies yell “Thanks, I needed that!” (10 Scriptures).

4. When junk food teachings misapply Scriptures, healthy foodies pull out their Bibles and study (Acts 17:11). 

They make sure they aren’t falling for an artificially flavored gospel. They want the real thing, complete, fresh, in context. 

So which are you spiritually: a junk food junkie or healthy foodie?
God often compares His Word to food (e.g. Matthew 4:4). Bible Loves Notes has a Pinterest board devoted to 1-minute devotions using food analogies: Soul Food.

4 Ingredients in Spiritual Junk Food

4 Ingredients in Spiritual Junk Food

As new believers we feed on pure Gospel "milk" (1 Peter 2:2).

Next we move on to solid food. 

If we refuse solid food, we never mature (Hebrews 5:12; 1 Corinthians 3:2-3).

But there's something just as unhealthy as remaining milk-fed babies. It's junk food teachings which give us a "sugar high" but leave us malnourished.
4 Ingredients in Spiritual Junk Food

Junk food teachings:

1. Downplay our need for regular prayer, Bible reading, and fellowship.

2. Emphasize God’s grace and dismiss personal responsibility.

3. Misuse the words “judge not” to silence Christians who share God's truth about sin.

4. Misapply Scriptures and take them out of context.

Unfortunately, if the Church were a grocery store, we’d notice that the junk food aisles are growing.

Maturing believers understand our need for proper spiritual nutrition. 

More than ever before, we need to maintain a steady diet of prayer, God’s Word, and godly fellowship!
For more on spiritual nutrition:
Spiritual Spam
A Sugary Gospel
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