The Battle for Truth: Romans 1:18-19
“18) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19) because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:18-19‬
From the time the serpent stepped into the Garden of Eden, truth has been under attack. Throughout all of human history, truth has been under attack. Paul makes it clear in Romans 1:18-32 that civilizations have come and gone because truth is under attack. Make no mistake in your thinking, the battles of the modern era are rooted in this same war against truth.
As we dig deep and analyze the first few chapters of the book of Romans, Paul identifies seven frontal battles in this age old war against truth. These battles are being fought on seven primary fronts. They are:
The battle for truth about the existence of God. The battle for truth about Creation and the origin of all things. The battle for truth about human origin, purpose and dignity. The battle for truth in the area of human religion, philosophy and ethics. The battle for truth about human sexuality, morality, decency and basic right and wrong. The battle for truth about personal responsibility, accountability and judgement. The battle for truth about the gospel and eternity.
I encourage you to read this list over and over again until the lights turn on in your thinking. Read it with your Bible open to the first three chapters of the book of Romans. Read with a highlighter in hand and take notes in your Bible as the Spirit of God illuminates you with insights about this battle.
Whether you care to accept it or not, you are caught in this same battle. The enemy of the human soul seeks to blind, confuse and enslave everyone, including you and me. His goal is to “suppress the truth about God in unrighteousness.”
Jesus made it clear in John 8:31-32, that victory comes to those who abide in God’s Word and discover the truth. In fact, He promised, “… you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” Invite the Holy Spirit to bring a daily truth encounter into your life. Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would guide believers into all truth. (See John 16:13)
Let me personalize this text. The Christian life is an ongoing journey of discovering truth and coming to freedom in each and every area of life. Welcome the journey. Invite the Holy Spirit to bring freedom and healing into your life. God’s people begin to shine for Him as they become trophies of grace, truth and freedom in the above seven area’s. Invite the transformation in your life.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global