16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth. John 17:16-19
The world that we live in is full of lies and deceptions. Satan has blinded the hearts and minds of those who live on this earth. Without the truth of God’s word we are not able to discern the lies of the enemy from truth. But as we spend time in God’s word and we not only read it, but we meditate on it we come to see things through the eyes of the Lord.
We come to understand why certain things are happening in the world and why the Lord allows certain things. There is a separation that is taking place right now between those who truly love the Lord and desire His truth and those who desire to only seek after the flesh. Those whose hearts are turned to the Lord will seek Him early in the morning and late into the evening.
The importance of God’s word cannot be overstated. In the times we live in it is a light in greater darkness that is filling the earth. But we must not focus on the darkness or fear the times that are ahead. The Lord’s grace is sufficient for all things and our minds and our hearts must be focused on Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. This things are meant to happen to separate the sheep from the goats.
If we are willing to seek the Lord with our whole heart, He will in turn reveal the depths of His heart unto us. He will reveal to us the reason we were created and will reveal unto us our place in His kingdom. All of us have been created for specific reason and purpose and we must fill our hearts and minds with the word of the Lord. Every day we move closer to the return of Jesus and we must use every day to prepare our hearts for the things He has called us to.