Gracepoint Church, Peabody
Is “true” only true when it’s easy? Is “right” only right when there’s no opposition?
Truth stands because of its inherent character, not because of its possible consequences. There is a cost for standing up for truth, and the specifics of that cost can’t always be determined ahead of time.
Concerning Christianity, followers of Jesus must choose to be His disciples because of who Jesus is and not because the path of discipleship is easy. In fact, I can guarantee it’s not easy.
Jesus came to reveal the truth — i.e. the spiritual realities that are not determined by what happens in the physical world. The Bible has the same function. Both Jesus, the Living Word, and the Bible, the written Word, tell us the truth not because it’s easy to hear or easy to obey, but because it’s necessary.
What you and I must decide is whether or not we are willing to commit ourselves to the truth — to following Jesus and the Bible — no matter what. Until we have decided that issue, we can’t truly worship.
Are you willing to follow Jesus … no matter what?