There’s no substitute for . . .

Many years ago, a famous American general, Douglas MacArthur spoke. He said over and over again, "There is no substitute for victory." He was speaking about how someone should wage war. In the Christian life, we are in a war against the world, our flesh, and the devil. Our warfare is not carnal, but it is just as real.

In our Christian lives, there is no substitute for truth.

In John 17, Jesus is praying to the Father. He is praying for us! He prays that we would remain in the world, but that we would be separate from them. His plan is revealed in the plea to the Father in verse 17, "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth."

In short, Jesus prayed that we would remain in the world, but that His Holy Word, would continue to cleanse us and set us apart for service. That truth He was speaking of is the Bible. God’s Word is essential to the Christian life.

We need God’s Word to permeate our lives, and cleanse us and make us new. God’s Word is our lifeline. Fellow Christian, I would challenge you, realize that there is no substitute for truth. There is no substitute for God’s Word. If we are to succeed in our lives, we need God’s Word. As a Christian, you cannot substitute God’s Word with people’s advice, psychology, or even Godly devotionals. God’s Word is the only thing that can sanctify us for His service.

Won’t you spend time in God’s truth today?

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