Highlight - Understanding the Truth

What is truth? As Christians we know that ultimate truth is found in God alone. But how often do we live that way?

If we try to determine what is true or right based on our experiences we will be lead astray. It is theology that is going to transform your life, not experiences.

George shares a simple phrase that was shared with him when he first got sober.

“First thought: wrong.”

This phrase is a reminder that our instincts and immediate responses are almost always contrary to scripture.

“I still use that one. I don’t know what is good for me.”

When we seek to find truth in ourselves we will make decisions based on our past experiences. This will never lead to life change. You are not the architect of your recovery or your future; God is. So why is it so hard to live in line with God?

“As a recovering addict, I don’t want anybody telling me what to do. There’s a defiance that we have: do not tell me what to do, I’m going to do my own deal.”

“We start off doing that with God. I don’t want God telling me what to do. No sex outside of marriage? Come on, translation error. Love my enemies? Pray for my enemies? We’re not going to do that. Love my neighbor as myself? I really love myself, my neighbor is okay.”

Too often we live as though real truth can be found inside of ourselves when Scripture makes it clear that ultimate truth is only found in Christ.

Understanding the Truth

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