A Thanksgiving Truism

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On Thanksgiving eve, if it may be called that, I am drawn to the reality that all I have to be grateful for is much too vast to grasp in detail. To itemize would be to jeopardize the amount of space allowed by WordPress.

In an effort to ensure ChristianBlessings still has plenty of megabytes to work with for future posts, I’ve chosen a single blessing to share for which I am coming to realize more so daily is a loving gift of grace from our Heavenly Father.

I speak here of His truth. We still have God’s truth readily available.

This is not to say that error is not running rampant in our midst; it is. Not much has changed since Jeremiah prophesied before Israel, when masses of false prophets tried to convince the people that God would surely never bring the judgment prophesied by the weeping one.

We are not far removed from the days of Peter when he warned of the fraudulent rising up from within his hearers’ congregations. Half-truths and even outright lies have always pressed at the gates of the City of God.

This is why we must be a people of discernment, a people who seek the truth at all costs, who never allow the integrity of the gospel to be compromised.

Through all of this though, it is God who keeps His truth intact, and it is Him who keeps it before His people.

We could start with His Word. We could speak of how great men of old were moved along by the Spirit of God to give us this Book we treasure. The miraculous compilation of the Bible and its preservation throughout the ages is awe-inspiring. Its ability to speak life and give life by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit is evidenced by changed lives around the world for all generations. His Word is truth.

We could speak of how Jesus has built His Church and how this body has protected and taught the truths of the Word for nearly two thousand years.

We can even witness the work of the faithful as they gather in mass at places like ChristianBlessings to proclaim this truth, and make it known everywhere.

At the conclusion of everything though, truth should be defined. Truth is not some inanimate object or theory. Truth is Jesus Christ. Paul, writing to the Colossians, declared that “in Him all things consist (1:17).” Jesus identified Himself with these words, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me (John 14:6).” He is the One who gives all truth and He is the embodiment of truth itself.

giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light (1:12).”

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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3 Responses to A Thanksgiving Truism

  1. ptl2010 says:

    Let us at ChristianBlessings preach Jesus Son of God, Son of Man, crucified for our sins, risen from the dead, today interceding for us at the right hand of the Father and soon Coming King of kings and Lord of lords. May all reflect the love of God, the judgment of sin, the sustaining power of the Holy Spirit and the unchanging Word of God come alive in our hearts and lives for and to His glory. Amen.

  2. People today try to tell us there is no such thing as absolute truth; that truth varies according to circumstances, upbringing, necessity and a heap of other things; that truth has many facets and we are free to believe which facet we accept; that what is true to one person is not necessarily true to another . . . . . .

    Jesus said ” I am *THE* Truth. He is absolute truth. It is impossible for God to lie. Therefore we can accept His Word as absolute truth. He has given us the Spirit of Truth to abide with us and live in us [John 14:17] and He will guide us into all truth [John 16:13]

    We serve an amazing God!

  3. Anna Popescu says:

    Thank you for this, it is so good! Blessings to you and yours on this Thanksgiving!

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