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Putting on Truth

by Dr David Jeremiah

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6

Recommended Reading: Psalm 19:7-11

In our modern world, think of all the ways we are told to relate to "truth": study the truth, find the truth, explore the truth, know the truth, discover the truth, reveal the truth--and the list goes on. But before we can put any of those verbs into action, we must answer the question raised by Pontius Pilate when he questioned Jesus of Nazareth: "What is truth?" (John 18:38) We can only study and learn that which we can define and identify.

Had Pilate known Jesus better, of course, he would have known that Jesus had already answered that question when He said, "I am . . . the truth." Marrying that statement with Paul's description of truth as one of the elements of the Christian's spiritual armor brings us to this conclusion: Jesus Christ is, in every dimension, the believer's spiritual armor. Paul says in Romans 13:14 that we are to "put on the Lord Jesus Christ." When we put on (believe in, submit to, embrace) Christ who is truth, we clothe ourselves with truth; we protect ourselves from Satan's lies and deceit.

If you are clothed with Christ and His Word today, you are clothed in truth, defended against the subterfuge of Satan.

"The truth of Scripture demolishes speculation." - R. C. Sproul

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