They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 1 Timothy 3:9
Truth, to many people, is considered to be questionable and debatable. It depends on whose truth it is, what one’s experience is and what one’s reality is to know if something is true or not.
With this type of view, truth is not a constant foundation and everything changes on a regular basis. What many believe is true today, will change it to being false tomorrow, as they reject solid, eternal truth all around them.
Paul describes some requirements for men that are to be a deacon. Here he states that they must hold on to the deep truths of faith with a clear conscience.
Throughout the church there are many who waiver on what is truth. They bounce back and forth as to what is sin, what God requires and how a believer should live his life.
It is sadly common to hear a believer state that a lie is a lie, but then go ahead and ‘bend the truth’ so that they may save their job, reputation, or help someone else. Ignorance or changing of what God’s word says about lying is used to justify their words.
God’s word to man is the same yesterday, today and forever. It does not change as He does not change. True and eternal truth is found throughout its pages.
Believers, who are seeking to truly follow God, will seek and hold on to the deep truths of their faith. They will not allow themselves to change God’s word and truth to fit their situation, as the world does every day.
As a believer holds to God’s truth, he will have a clear conscience before God that he is believing, doing and saying the right things.
Every day you will be faced with situations that will challenge what you believe in God’s word. If you have taken time to read and study God’s word for yourself, you will know what the deep truths are.
God will guide you by His Holy Spirit in knowing the truth and give you the strength to hold on to it. Allowing the Holy Spirit to lead you in all truth, will keep your conscience clear of false teaching before both God and man.
Ask yourself today if you are holding to the deep truths of the faith or are you being swayed by the lies of this world.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the truth of God’s word; that you will hold on to the deep truths of the faith in God; that God will guide you by the Holy Spirit into His truth; and that you will live with a clear conscience before God and man.