Do you know I can touch your soul?
Yes! I can touch your soul with the words I speak to you. I can either cause you to be discouraged, sad ,depressed , happy or excited just by what I say . No wonder David instructed his soul to bless the lord .
Usually when we hear good reports about ourselves we tend to be excited about it but then negative reports just break us down and we feel we have no control over our feelings .
The good news though is this ;we can choose the way we feel about a situation no matter how negative the reports are.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things
In the verse above Paul instructs us to think on things that are true ,honest ,just ,pure and good reports . These are the things every Christian must meditate on ,they must dominate our thoughts .
The bible is true and is of good report .Anytime we encounter any other report that is inconsistent with what the bible says ,we should discard it . it means it’s not a good report . Good reports are not meant to make us fear or get discouraged or even worried. Those feelings are common but they are also lies .You can choose to believe the truth instead .
What is the truth ?
Jesus said ,you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free ..
It is true that knowledge of the truth that sets us free ,but then what really is the truth? How do we tell whether a report is true or false ?
As Jesus stood before Pilate in the book of John , He made a profound statement “to testify of the truth”. Pilate couldn’t help but probe further,so he asked , what is truth?
This question ,since then ,has resonated in great minds for about 2000 . Pilate together with other notable philosophers have asked similar questions and have struggled for answers .
I believe Jesus is the absolute truth and besides him nothing else is true . This also makes sense because He is ” the word made flesh” and we understand by the scriptures that His words are spirit and life (John 6:63).
If Jesus is the word and the word is spirit ,then the word is true !
As human beings it’s only right that we choose to believe what is true over what is false .Therefore we can conclude that nobody in their right state of mind would choose to believe a false report rather than the truth . Yet that’s what most of us do . We will choose to believe every other thing but the truth(word) . I believe this is so because of what we perceive to be real to us .
Romans 8:6 says
“To be carnally minded is death ,but to be spiritually minded is life and peace ” .
Being spiritually minded is basically talking about being word minded – Not being dominated by our five senses . If you are the type the likes to see ,taste ,hear ,feel and smell before you believe something the bible says ,then you are carnally minded. It means you are more “alive” to your physical senses than the word. Our emotions may not be the truth ,but the bible is .
Spiritual truth can only be found in the bible . These are the only words we must confess. What we feel may not necessarily be the truth .Jesus is the only truth .Hallelujah!!?