July 4, 2008

I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.

--2 John 1:4

As the United States celebrates our nation’s freedom today, what better time is there to ask ourselves: Is there really such a thing as absolute truth?

The Declaration of Independence opens with words that have echoed through history: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Yes, America was built upon certain foundational truths that have guided and governed our nation… truths that came from God almighty Himself.

Which leads me to ask you today… how valuable is God’s truth to you?

The great King Solomon, one of the wisest men who ever lived, once said, “Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.” Solomon knew that truth was valuable… that it was priceless. So what about you?

Do you love God’s truth? Do you obey His truth? Do you stand for His truth? And… do you proclaim His truth?

More and more, our society is turning its back on anyone who believes in Jesus Christ and the claim that salvation is found only through Him. But for the sake of our beloved nation and for the people we care about, you and I must defend the truth of who Jesus Christ is in our generation!

That’s why… as we celebrate our freedom as Americans this weekend… I hope you will recommit yourself to stand undaunted for the truth. God’s truth. And that through your witness, many people will come to know the truth that leads to salvation!

TAKE A MOMENT TODAY IN THE MIDST OF YOUR CELEBRATIONS TO THANK GOD FOR THE TRUTH THAT LEADS TO SALVATION!