Truth is eternal. Think back to John 19:37. Jesus had just told Pilate, “…Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” Verse 38 says, “Pilate said to Him, What is truth?…” Jesus, who is Truth, stood right before him. Pilate was looking at Truth and couldn’t see Him. John 14:6 says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…”
God’s word is Truth. 1 Peter 1:23 says, “Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.” Verse 25 says, “But the word of the Lord endures forever.” When we hide God’s words of truth in our heart, we sow incorruptible seed. The lies of the enemy are corruptible. They are like putting a bad apple into a bushel of apples. One by one the rot permeates.
John 1:14 says, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth.” Truth builds upon truth, like bricks in a wall. Sometimes well known verses take on a different hue, like the facets of a diamond reflecting light.
Isaiah 28:10 says, “For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little.” Let me illustrate. If weed-seeds were sown into your heart and have continued to propagate, what will sterilize them so that they cannot produce any longer? God’s eternal word!
Here is a lie. It is called the fear of man. Your fleshly reactions come from this weed-seed that has propagated through more lies. Their lies have permeated, and they seep into all of your thought processes unknowingly. Here is the truth. Proverbs 29:25 says, “The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.” The lie: fear of man. The truth: fear of the Lord.
In order for lie-propagations to be sterilized, we need to first spray them with weed-killer truth. God’s truth is the opposite of satan’s lies. Therefore we have to wisely mix our spray. Let’s make a list of verses to add. These are just a few.
Proverbs 9:10 says “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Psalm 111:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.” Psalm 25:14 says, “The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant.” This is a great set to add. Psalm 34:9-14. Verse 9 says, “…There is no want to those who fear Him.” Verse 11 says, “Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.”
Here is how I would do this. I’d type out these verses. I would read them everyday. I would begin to renew my mind with their truths. It is bringing in wheelbarrows full of truth, like we would bring in fresh dirt for our garden. We want our seeds to have good soil to send down deep roots. Colossians 2:7 says, “Rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abound in it with thanksgiving.” Our roots determine our fruit. When we abide, live in, and are vitally united to Him, our fruit will glorify Him above all else.