“Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth.” – C.S. Lewis
“I am not praying that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. I sanctify myself for them, so that they also may be sanctified by the truth.” John 17:15-19
Pillars provide stability to buildings. They are built on a foundation to hold a structure steady and sure.
Leg braces do the same…
As one with Spina Bifida, I know how hard it is to get around without my leg braces. I am weak, unstable, and tend to trip over flat surfaces.
My leg braces give me the foundation and stability I need to walk. I am braced, and can go about my day.
Truth is a Brace
Just like a brace provides stability, so does truth. The Christian life can be chaotic, confusing, and crumbling when we do not have the truth of God’s Word in our lives.
When Christ saves us, he did not take us out of the world. Instead, he gifts each of us with a diversity of gifts (1 Corinthians 12) to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20). Each of us has a responsibility and duty to our Resurrected King to make disciples through the truth of his Word.
However, many of us know a lot about the Bible. But, how many of us know how to interact with the Bible and use it? We may know all the books of the Bible in a cute song with a catchy tune. But, do we know where to go when someone comes to us struggling with the problem of evil that faces us each day?
We need to be braced by truth. That truth is found in our interaction with God’s Word and using it in our daily lives.
The Purpose –
Truth braces us with stability and gives the foundation in which we can make each move in life.
While interacting with a variety of topics, Braced By Truth is dedicated to equipping Christians in order to make disciples of all nations through an interactive knowledge of the Bible, theology, apologetics, church history, and other issues we encounter in our world today.
This is a lifelong journey of learning how to understand God’s truth and then beginning to walk in truth.
It is one step at a time…
2 thoughts on “Welcome…”
I look forward to reading this. What a great way to begin!
Yes, Stephen, excellent analogies here! I would add to your list for getting equipped for our charge of making disciples of all nations, our own transparency on how God is transforming our own heart right now as we yield to His Spirit. That very long distance from the head to the heart that the truths of the Gospel must travel before we can be useful to Him.