He is Truth
I have always enjoyed reading and studying the different books of the Bible, but I really enjoy studying the four Gospels in the New Testament. While each book gives the account of the life of Jesus Christ in a different perspective, each book still displays and holds so much accuracy and validity. I marvel at the fact that four different men were able to accurately record the amazing life of Jesus Christ so that persons like me, would be able to read, study, and relate to it thousands of years later.
Right now I am reading and studying through Matthew. And as I have been making my way through, I can’t help but notice the accuracy of the story. I think it is absolutely amazing and only a work of God, that the story of Jesus’ life, retold by four different men, is the same in each account. Yes, each Gospel uses different language and gives different emphasis to Jesus’ character — but don’t we all? We all use different language or wording depending on the culture or group of people we are talking to. We all certainly have different views of Jesus, but that is the glory in it! We have all been shaped by the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus in different ways. I believe this was one of the purposes of the Gospels; for God to give His people a variety of pictures and stories of who Jesus was so that we can all relate to Him. I love this, because that means the Bible is not just for “certain” people. It is for all of us — I mean if you need more evidence of this, just look at the account of women listed in the Genealogy of Christ in the first chapter of Matthew! Every woman has a different story, different view of God, and a unique account of how Christ transformed their life. TRANSFORMED — did you get that? He was and is real and living and desires to be a part of our lives no matter our past or story!
Thinking about the four Gospels and the truth that each hold also got me thinking about our current sermon series in Judges, and how often we think truth is relative. Saying, “what is true for someone might not be true for me”. For most in our culture today, the idea that truth is not relative is a complete and utter culture shock. I challenge you, as we move through this sermon series over the next couple of weeks, to think about the ways you live in a morally grey culture and how your thoughts about truth affect your view of Christ and the life you live everyday.
There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.
– 2 Timothy 3.15-17