We live in a land of confusion.
Confusion about sexuality.
Confusion about marriage.
Confusion about life (and when it starts).
Confusion about identity.
Confusion about the roles of religion and government.
Confusion about refugees.
Confusion about walls.
Confusion about allegiances.
Confusion about values.
Confusion about freedom.
Confusion about truth.
It’s hard to know who or what to believe anymore.
We killed truth and called it freedom.
Freedom to do and believe anything our wicked minds could imagine.
And, now we’re stuck living in this land of confusion.
The confusion actually started way back when the devil asked Eve a simple question:
“Did God really say you must not eat the fruit…”
Eve was confused (and deceived), and now so are we.
So, what do we do?
How do we free ourselves from repeating the same mistake Eve did every time we’re faced with questions about sexuality, marriage, identity, and all of the other topics that are creating lots of confusion in our culture today?
We start by asking ourselves three basic questions:
What is God’s perspective on ____________ (insert cultural topic here)?
Where can I go to find it?
Can I trust what I find? (In other words, can I trust God?)
God gave us His perspective…we call it the Bible. (2 Timothy 3:16)
Jesus showed us God’s perspective…He called Himself the truth. (John 14:6)
The Holy Spirit teaches us about God’s perspective…He leads us into all truth. (John 14:16-17)
The land of confusion isn’t going away until Jesus comes back again.
But, that doesn’t mean that you need to be stuck living in confusion every day.
You can replace confusion with truth by looking for it in God’s Word, learning about it from Jesus, and letting the Holy Spirit lead you to it.
When you do this, you will find the truth that Jesus says will set you free.
And that’s true freedom.
31 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. 32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”