You hold the Answer everyone seeks!
As I discussed yesterday God has brought Truth to us. It is clear all around us, has been lived out among us, and is written down for us. More than this, when a soul surrenders to Saviour the Truth of God is deposited within him! The Holy Spirit of God takes residence in him, speaks to him, and leads him into more and more Truth. (Eph. 1:13b-14; John 8:32; 16:13).
In awe of this Paul wrote,
“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” (2 Cor. 4:6-7, kjv).
Yesterday we read in Timothy that the Word of God, the Truth of God, is all we need for “teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” It is sufficient to equip the believer “for every good work.” – every one of them! Whatever you could imagine!
Now, those without the Word, without the Truth of God, without the context of Truth by which to understand the madness of this world, the vague yearning of their soul, their inability to master self, the meaning of their existence or the possibility of life beyond the physical, those souls wander in worrying and ache for answers.
But the believer knows all these answers. The believer knows Truth. He knows Truth environmentally, historically, textually and personally. Though some curiosities continue no unknowns haunt him. The Saviour he knows, knows, and His answers are good.
Believer, you hold this treasure in your frail flesh. It is the answer the world seeks, whether they know it yet or not, and it is being brought to this world through you. You are one of the vessels by which He has chosen to bring it. Every believer, a little Christ. We are scattered everywhere… salt… light…
Why does He do it this way? “that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”
Be not intimidated by the arrogance of some. You hold within you the only and true answer, “it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes” (Rom. 1:16).
What will you do with this treasure today?
To hear Pastor Andrew’s Sunday message, go to the Facebook page of Lincoln Baptist Church, or link to the livestream from the church website.