How do we know truth from error? I think the fact is that we don’t? We are in a day of great confusion with many voices speaking both in the secular, and the spiritual realm. People say, “do this,” or “follow that.” Out of panic some people are buying up iodine pills, others are stocking food and water in the basement. I am certain not against prudent precautions, but we can’t listen to every voice that cries fear. As I said yesterday, we have a Rock to stand upon, and though we don’t see Him with our eyes, He can be trusted with all of our hearts. Paul wrote, “If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.”(Romans 14:8) We don’t know all that is ahead, but we continue in reading our Lord’s Word, and in prayer, and above all rest in our complete trust in Him.
What is necessary for life? Certainly air, water, and food are essential to sustain physical life. Along with rest and exercise, these keep the body moving, but life is more than the physical body. We need a reason for being. Animals survive by nature and instinct, but humans ponder the question of purpose. Why am I here? To answer this, we need fellowship with other humans to give us a sense of belonging, and we need faith to show us that there is something beyond our brief span of years. We are not self made, and we are not self sufficient. Our God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, invites us to find our meaning in Him. There are many world faiths. This shows the hunger of man for meaning. But true meaning in only found in the One who loved us enough to reveal Himself personally in Jesus Christ. By growing deeper in our own life with Jesus, we can help others find meaning for their life. And that is really necessary.