“4 The weapons of the war we’re fighting are not of this world but are powered by God and effective at tearing down the strongholds erected against His truth. 5 We are demolishing arguments and ideas, every high-and-mighty philosophy that pits itself against the knowledge of the one true God. We are taking prisoners of every thought, every emotion, and subduing them into obedience to the Anointed One.” 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 The Voice
True. One true God. Historically, true was not a word that packed a lot of punch for me. As it becomes more and more challenging to tell the difference between pop spiritualism and the gospel, I am beginning to understand that true is a very powerful word.
True: Adjective– conforming to reality or fact; not false. Real, genuine, authentic. Sincere, not deceitful. Loyal, faithful, steadfast. Reflecting the essential or genuine character of something. Conforming to a standard. Exact, precise, accurate, correct. Legitimate or rightful. Reliable, unfailing, sure. Exactly or accurately shaped, formed, fitted or placed. Honest, honorable, upright.
As I look at these descriptions, they hold great power. For me, it offers a word of caution. We should be wary of things that do not reflect this description; things that are not true.
So Father, put a thirst in my heart for all things true, for all things of You. Help me come to understand You as the One True God. Help me embrace all the ways that You are true. Father, I pray that I will be true to You in all things and in all ways. Thank you for Your true and perfect love and mercy and grace. Thank you for giving me these gifts undeservedly. Thank you for loving me so true and unconditionally.
Matthew 6:22, 24:35; Mark 3:35, John 1:9, 3:21, 15:1