This post, Attainment and Attunement to the Truth, dwells on the need for us to grow up to the truth which is Christ Himself and to stay constantly in the place of always adjusting to the truth of God as it is being revealed to us lest we fall into the sin of presumption. Attainment and Attunement to the Truth is a must for every believer.
Jesus: The Truth
Jesus said in John 14:6, I am the way the truth and the life. These three entities are actually the same thing. The way is the way of truth and the life is the end of truth. Truth in itself is a way; a journey, a path which we must walk in until we arrive at the end. We are all like a guitar which needs to be tuned so as to give a harmonious sound. The process of tuning is not usually pleasing to the strings as they undergo stretching and stress; but in it all, a good sound is produced. God wants to tune us to the truth which is holistic and total.
The Need to Know God as He Knows Us
But most of the times, our mindsets, dispositions of heart and mentalities usually prevent us from fully accessing the truth and from the truth fully having its firm root in us. Truth is total and God wants us to know truth as it is in His heart. We need to come to that place where we know God as He know us. Paul hints on this in 1 Corinthians 13:12, For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. A lot of people fight or wrest the truth in their hearts; but this is an exercise in futility as the Scriptures attest to the reality that we cannot do anything against the truth (1 Cor. 13:8).
Beware of Presumption
God does not change but He changes us as we yield to Him. It is not enough to attain the truth, we must always attune ourselves to it. This speaks of a place we get to in our walk with God where we never assume we have arrived but, rather, we always check ourselves like Paul counselled in 2 Corinthians 13:5-6, Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates. We must never have a feeling of ‘I have arrived’. It is a very precarious place to stand. Like Peter admonishes us, we hope to the end for the grace that shall be revealed to us at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
…to be continued
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