“God is vitally concerned with truth. His word teaches the truth; His spirit reveals the truth; His Son leads us to the truth.” John 8:32 (HCSB), states “you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” What is the truth about God’s love? Can we know this truth? Author and preacher Jonathan Edwards wrote Treatise on Grace, where hes described the natural man as being “perfectly destitute of any sense, perception or discerning of those things of the Spirit…he neither does nor can know them, or discern them because they are foolishness to him.” God wants us to know the truth of HIm, Jesus and the kingdom of God. He wants us to have the divine seed of the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance (Galatians 5:22-23). However, only those who believe in Him, His Son Jesus have this truth seed or divine seed within them. It is a curious thing that there are laws governing our actions and behaviors, and yet each day there is mounting evidence that these laws are inadequate. They cannot convert the natural man into a man who demonstrates the fruit of the spirit. It is only by knowng the eternal truth of God can the natural man be re-born.
When we are re-born, then we have access to the divine seed, and become a spiritual being of light and love with the opportunity to truly discover the truth of God’s amazing love for us. This truth transforms us, and our actions and behaviors are governed not by man’s laws, but by God’s truth and love.
I hope this day you will surrender the natural man and the weight that so easily beset us and go to the fountain of eternal truth and love and be made free and whole.