Romans 3:4 (NKJV) "Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: ‘That You may be justified in Your words, And may overcome when You are judged.’”
Does this scenario sound familiar… Someone says to you, "Did you hear what so and so said about you? They said that you were angry with them, and you ignored them at work the other day?" Immediately you say to yourself, "I have no idea what they’re talking about”. Then you try to think of anything that might help you remember your last encounter with that person.
If yes, what was your response? Did you delve into a conversation with that person, and get more details, or plead your case? If yes, here’s a strategy for next time this happens. Definitely do not talk to the person who just gave you the second hand information. Instead, go directly to the source themselves. If you hear that someone is saying terrible and negative things about you, don’t believe it immediately! Again, go to the source first, and ask the person if this is what he or she really meant, and then proceed. So many people allow precious friendships and relationships to become fractured because they don’t take the time to seek the truth, from the source.
In the same way, in the world we live in, there are all kinds of wrong belief and rumors circulating about God…that God is angry with you, that He’s disappointed with you, that He would never forgive you for that terrible thing you did, that He is allowing all these negative things to happen to you because He's punishing you for something.
Family, please do not believe gossip about God! Go to the source. In order to get our believing right, we need to first discover what the "right beliefs" are based on a solid foundation of God's Word. Romans 3:4 says "Let God be true". You may have heard that God causes accidents to put people in the hospital so that they could get saved, or spend more time with Him, or get their priorities straight. That is the most ridiculous, worldly logic you'll ever hear.
Go to the source of God's Word Himself. Let God be true and every negative rumor or lie be false. Here's the problem, most people are just plain too lazy to go to the source, and so they just believe anything. Some people are so steeped in tradition, that they would rather go with what their denomination says and not “rock the boat”. Or perhaps they like their own belief system, they think it’s working for them.
Folks it's time to go to the source of God's Word and destroy every lie and every false rumor about God's love and grace for you in your life. Are you ready? Let’s go to the source!