In this generation of cultural and moral relativism there remains an Absolute Truth in the universe that will never be altered. It is the Gospel message of salvation. It is the Truth of God in the face of Jesus Christ. To compromise the Gospel is to compromise the only Truth with the power to set a man free.
Yet, beyond a pure proclamation of the Gospel is the fact that the Church of Jesus Christ is, according to Paul, “the pillar and foundation of the truth.” His words confirm that the people of God will conduct themselves in a manner that is worthy of the Gospel and consistent with Truth.
The Christian has been reconciled to God through the blood of Jesus Christ. This is the Truth. Ephesians 4:23 states that we have been forgiven by God “in Christ.” We were forgiven when we repented and put our faith in the shed blood of Jesus. We do not have a righteousness of our own; our righteousness is in Him. This reality, this Truth, should color all of our conduct. Unrepented sin, whether private or public, is a chip at the bedrock of a Christian’s foundation: Truth.
My prayer today is that we would take these words to heart. May God give us the grace to repent of our sins daily. May we not just preach a pure Gospel message of salvation but may we live a life of Truth, set apart as “the pillar and foundation of the truth” to a lost and dying world.
“If I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.”
The Apostle Paul , 1 Timothy 3:15