Friday, March 14, 2008

Walking In God's Truth

By: Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook


Today we need men and women who will unashamedly walk in truth. Though it seems to have become popular and ever permissible to tell "little lies," talk back, curse, be sore losers at sports events, and to walk "out of truth," we need those among us who heed Paul's word to the early Christians to "stand therefore,having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness" (Ephesians 6:14).

Christians must stand tall-even if it means standing along-in the truth. "Our word is our bond," my parents used to say, "and we must live life so that others can trust us to do that which we say we shall do." As a ministers, I might add to my parents' phrase, "Our word should be God's Word."

A contemporary songwriter encourges us to sing to God, "Order my steps in your Word." To walk in truth is to go forward with ordered steps, knowing tht the God who created us "hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:7).

Today, fear no evil, for God is with us-in boardrooms and court rooms and kitchens and bedrooms-even if we should have to "walk through the valley of the shadow of death" (Psalm 23:4). Go forward, my brothers and sisters! Walk in truth, just as Nelson Mandela walked to his freedom, as Harriet Tubman walked to her freedom. Do not look back into the darkness, but look forward t the light at the end of the dark tunnel.
This devotional from the African American Devotional Bible King James Version, page 1421.
Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!

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