Truth Working In You

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    1 Thessalonians 2:13, "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe."

    One who sincerely is seeking truth must ultimately conclude that all truth is from God. Whether it is religious truth, scientific truth, or physical truth it ultimately comes from God. God is truth and is the source of all truth. Paul in this passage expresses his thankfulness that they received His words as truth, as the word of God. Remember, Paul was inspired of God and as such his words were directed by the Holy Spirit. Therefore Paul's teachings were not just some teachings of man, but were the word of God. Let us never forget that Paul (and the other apostles) time and time again confirmed that the words they were speaking were from God with supernatural miracles.

    Now, when we take the word of God...delivered by the Holy Spirit, by Christ, and through the Apostles, and we believe it, then that word will work in us. When we trust that it is truth from God and use that word to shape our lives, then we have the word of God effectively working in us to accomplish His will.