Read John 14:6-7 Today is Thanksgiving. Wait, what? You think tomorrow is Thanksgiving? Well, I guess we can both be right. That sounds pretty ridiculous, doesn’t it? In most areas of our lives, we can see that there are clear rights and wrongs, but, when it comes to spiritual issues, we often get caught up in believing that there are multiple right answers. While we need to be accepting of everyone including those who see things differently than others, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t what’s true and what’s not true. When Jesus was telling His disciples He was going to be leaving them, Thomas asked how they would be able to follow Jesus if they didn’t know where He was going. Jesus replied by saying, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” He was saying that, when it comes to having a relationship with God, there is truth and everything else is false. To believe the Bible is to believe that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. In our culture, people are often criticized for disagreeing with anyone else’s point of view. This can lead to a brand of tolerance that is more than just accepting a person, but it’s also completely agreeing with their beliefs even when they are incompatible with our own. Our goal as followers of Jesus is show the truth of God’s love to everyone, no matter who they are, what they’ve done, or what they believe. We can’t do that if we don’t believe the truth. Reflect Are you more likely to struggle with the idea that there is absolute truth or with being accepting of people who disagree with you? How can you improve on that weakness? Pray In your prayer time today, pray for those in your life who disagree with you. Ask God to help you to show them love and acceptance while still holding to the truth of God’s Word. // TWO-A-DAYS // GO A LITTLE FARTHER WITH YOUR DAILY DEVOTIONS // Go through these questions with your spouse, kids, or friend, or you can even journal about the answers to these questions:
- What was the best part of your day?
- What was the toughest part of your day?
- Where did you mess up today?
- Where did you see God today?