Dr. Jerry Davis shared with this Sunday.
How do we stand in the truth?
Standing is active, it’s standing firm when persecution hits, when the devil tempts, when trials come.
The Spirit is truth and God’s word is truth. The Holy Spirit, who lives in you, will guide you into all truth (John 14:17, 26; 16:13). You stand on the truth by reading, studying, meditating on, and memorizing God’s word, the Bible.
When we feel like we don’t belong, we stand on the truth that we are Adopted by God (John 1:12, 13; Romans 8:15-17; Galatians 4:4-7), with the full rights of sons and daughters from our heavenly Father. We experience this as we accept and love one another as Christ has loved us – through fellowship (Romans 12:10, 16; 15:7; Ephesians 4:2, 3, 32; 1 John 3:16-18; 4:9-12).
When we feel like we don’t have value, we stand on the truth that we are Redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus (Galatians 3:13; 1Peter 1:18, 19). He bought us out of the marketplace and set us free, never to return. We experience this through building each other up, in love – through edification (Romans 14:19; Ephesians 4:29; 1 Thessalonians 5:11, 14; James 2:1-5).