TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Scripture: Galatians 4:16
When we begin to investigate the Character of the Kingly Christ, we conclude it becomes the foundation from which to declare and decree covenant justice. We realize that the beginning starts in the heart with the willingness to demand biblical truth and to refuse to accept anything less. Paul’s statement to the Galatians speaks volumes to us today, “Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?” Paul walked it, the prophets walked it and Jesus walked it. What happens when we actually speak truth? Truth becomes a dividing line. There are many who do not want the truth. John 1:17 says, “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” When the standard of God’s truth was brought to people in the heart response determined whether it was received or rejected. The abortion debate is a prime example for those who reject truth. The individual who brings the truth becomes the enemy and must be discredited in order to justify this rejection. When those choices are made, the cup of iniquity over the life of the rejecters begins to fill. The choices made from that point on that support rejection of truth, like repealing “don’t ask don’t tell” begin the process that will ultimately bring judgment. The opposite is true for everyone who receives the truth. They become a potential agent of God’s justice everywhere they go. The truth is a dividing line and Jesus is the dividing line of history and His disciples become a plumbline in their generation.