“Thy word is a lamp to guide my feet, and a light for my path.”
Let my people think echoes in my mind as I reflect on the life and words of Ravi Zacharius. His mission was to defend the gospel of Jesus Christ with the word of God and to teach his people how to reason and think using scripture. Repeatedly through the years he challenged my thinking and made me dig deeper into the Bible to find, claim, and apply truth to every situation. As with the Apostle Paul, his writings are not for the faint of heart or the lazy thinkers.
Truth is a solid rock foundation to build our life upon, it does not waver with cultural norms, current political correctness, whims of fancy, or a philosophical bent. The classic truth, “Do to others as you would have them do to you,” is a prime example. No matter the situation, treat others with the same kind of respect, and do to them, ( as an example) of what you would have them do to you.” Others will learn to trust you, treat you with respect, and know that you are a person of integrity. Cultivate this fundamental truth into every fiber of your life. A sure cure for relational problems.
I call this one of the But/If’s in the Holy Bible. God has offered us great and mighty promises for our life here on earth. IF you follow His guidelines (truths), with your whole heart. BUT do the opposite (selfishness, greed, pride, lust) and you will harvest a life of bitterness and shame.