Daily Reflections

Rejoicing in the Truth

August 23, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

[Love] rejoices with the truth. —1 Corinthians 13:6

I think there are several ways the above verse can be lived out. First, if I have a heart of love toward God, then I’m going to be willing to have God show me the truth about my own life. Scripture says that God wants truth in my innermost person (Psalm 51:6).

Most of the time, we’re okay if it’s God pointing out our errors. But if He uses someone else, we get defensive. If we rejoice in the Truth, then we’re willing to receive correction no matter the source.

Rejoicing in the Truth also means we cannot tolerate wrong doctrine. The world’s view is that the loving thing is to be tolerant of every religion. However, if Christianity is true—and
it is—then being tolerant of other religions is actually an unloving thing to do. Since Jesus Christ is the only way to God, then it’s an act of unkindness and hatred toward others to let them go on in their way to God apart from Jesus Christ. The loving thing is to point people to the Truth.

Make it Personal

When was the last time God pointed out errors in your life? Did your reaction line up with 1 Corinthians 13?