Watchman Nee said, “To secure one’s freedom the Christian must experience God’s light which is God’s truth.”
God’s truth is available. It is practical. God’s truth never changes.
The best way to discover God’s truth is through His word. The Bible is our roadmap that leads us to God’s truth. In that same chapter in John, Jesus said, “If you abide in my word, then you are truly my disciples” (John 8:32). Truth, freedom, and discipleship all find their place within the word of God. People who do not read and respect the word of God are far away from the truth. They are like people who travel here and there but never find their way home. They are always someplace else rather than where they should be.
I used to preach in different places all over the state of Georgia. I’ve spent the night many times in hotels and other people’s homes after preaching. When I preached a revival service or some other occasion like a home-coming or dedication service, I always preferred to travel even in the middle of the night to sleep in my own bed, in my own home. A hotel room is not like home. Somebody else’s place, no matter how courteous and friendly the host may be, is not like sleeping in your own bed. There is always a restlessness about somewhere other than home.
Judy Garland was right, “There is no place like home.”
I found it better to sleep 4 hours in my home than 8 hours in somebody else’s. There is a great difference between some place and home.
Truth is our home. Anything other than the truth is just a place.
Max Lucado said, “The purpose of the Bible? Salvation. God’s highest passion is to get His children home.”
When we put our trust in Jesus and spend time in His word, we are on our way home. Jesus is the truth, “…the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). I will not settle for anything less than God’s truth. I will not preach anything other than Jesus Christ who is God’s truth. I will not spend my nights in other people’s notions or ideas when I can lay my head on God’s pillow of truth. I do not like to wander around when I can be at home with God’s truth. I am thankful to be at home together this morning with a fellowship of believers who, “…know the truth and through it’s power are made free to serve our Lord Jesus Christ who is the truth.” It’s good to be home.