Tuesday, September 09, 2014
The Truth Must Be Maintained Zealously, Vehemently, and Continually
If God has called you by the truth, maintain the truth, which has been the means of your salvation.
We are not to be pugnacious, always contending for every crotchet of our own; but wherein we have learned the truth of the Holy Spirit, we are not tamely to see that standard torn down which our fathers upheld at peril of their blood. This is an age in which truth must be maintained zealously, vehemently, continually. Playing fast and loose as many do, believing this today and that tomorrow, is the sure mark of children of wrath; but having received the truth, to hold fast the very form of it, as Paul bids Timothy to do, is one of the duties of heirs of heaven. Stand fast for truth, and may God give the victory to the faithful. We must believe the gospel and maintain it, for it is committed to our trust.
Biblical truth is not an optional theory to be equally rejected or accepted. Rather, we are to hold on to it and abide in it at all costs because we who are in Christ, have been given a love for the Truth.
Pro 23:23 Buy the truth, and sell it not, also wisdom, and instruction and understanding.
2Th 2:10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.