Digging for Truth by Lisa Burkhardt Worley

Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long (Psalm 25:5, ESV).

What is the truth? That is a question we should ask about everything we see, read, and hear. Last night at the Gateway Church Shabbat service, the speaker was Chad Holland, the CEO of King of Kings Ministries and lead pastor of the King of Kings Community in Jerusalem. Holland spoke about “The Context for Truth”—the truth about what happened in Israel October 7, the truth about the ongoing campus antisemitism, and the truth about what is generally going on in Israel. It was a powerful message so for anyone interested, here is the link to listen:


Holland’s message got me thinking about truth and the importance of digging for truth. We cannot just read headlines on our favorite news app and accept them as truth. I have a longtime media background, and headlines are meant to draw you in and are generally sensational. We must take the time to read past the headline, the article, and often, we find out that the headline was misleading about the true nature of the article.

We shouldn’t form an opinion based on hearsay. How many of us have friends who buy into unproven prophetic voices? One time someone sent me a video of a “prophet” sitting in his car, giving a word. I asked, “Who is this? What are his credentials?” She did not know. We need to vet those who speak on behalf of God, and funnel their words through Scripture.

And lastly, we should seek truth from the Word of God. I love devotions, but that is one person’s interpretation of Scripture. Let’s read Bible passages ourselves, and allow the Holy Spirit speak to our hearts and minds. Proverbs 2:1-5 says, “My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding—indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.”

God’s Word contains buried treasure so let’s dig deeper and discover the beautiful jewels that our Heavenly Father has waiting for us.

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