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Whatever Is True

November 12, 2019


Whatever Is True

The human mind  is a miraculous thing  that enables us  to interpret all sorts of stimuli  for the eyes,  ears,  and touch.      With it  we can hold memories  over our whole lifetime  —  or block out memories  that we refuse to deal with.      With our mind  we can communicate with others,  ourselves  —  and with God.

With our mind  we can sort out  all sorts of information  and make decisions.      In spite of all the amazing things  the mind can do,  it can fool itself  —  or be fooled  by wrong information.

The human mind  can fearfully misinterpret information  and then,  try to convince others  that its misinterpretation  is a truth.      It would be like the story of  “Chicken Little”.      When an acorn  fell on this little chick’s head,  he thought the sky was falling.      In fear  of a certain oncoming disaster,  Chicken Little  ran around  warning everyone  that the sky was falling.      He meant well,  but had not rightly interpreted  the acorn’s plunk on his head  —  which really did feel  like something.

In that same way,  Christians can be impressed  with something in this world  and really feel  that the end of the world is here.      But,  as we put that into perspective,  our Lord Jesus  told us 2,000 years ago  that we are living  in the end days.      For 2,000 years God’s children have been seeing all the signs of living  in the last days.     Therefore,  we all need to have our hearts,  minds,  and souls  ready to meet our Lord,  whenever He comes.      But,  in the same breath,  we need to remember  that no one will be able  to say when  the end of the world  will come.      Jesus taught us  in Mark 13:28-32,

Now learn the parable  from the fig tree:  when its branch  has already become tender,  and puts forth its leaves,  you know  that the summer is near.      Even so  you too,  when you see these things happening,  recognize  that He is near,  right at the door.

Truly I say to you,  this generation  will not pass away  until  all these things take place.      Heaven and earth  will pass away,  but My words  will not pass away.

But  of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven,  nor the Son,  but the Father.

We are told to be ready  and to watch  for the signs  of all sorts of false prophets  and the increase  of all sorts of sins.      Although we look for our Lord,  we do not lose our peace and security.      When the apostle Paul  was suffering in prison  for preaching God’s word,  he did not want anyone  dwelling on the horrible things  that might happen to him  or any other Christian.      Rather,  Paul told us to rejoice in the Lord  and dwell  on the goodness of God.      In Philippians 4:8-9, Paul tells us,

Finally,  brethren,  whatever is true,  whatever is honorable,  whatever is right,  whatever is pure,  whatever is lovely,  whatever is of good repute,  if there is any excellence  and if anything worthy of praise,  let your mind dwell on these things.

The things you have learned  and received  and heard  and seen in me,  practice these things;  and the God of peace  shall be with you.

All the truths of God  fit into Paul’s list  of what our minds need to dwell on.      As we dwell on the truths of God Almighty,  He will give us the peace and joy  we need  to remain in the true faith  —  whatever  temporary trials and tribulations  we are facing in this world.

Dwelling on God  and His salvation,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord,  Your word is eternally true.      Strengthen us  in Your eternal  promises  and loving care.”




A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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