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From the Preacher’s Pen: Appropriating Truth


I found the following nugget recently, that illustrates an important point about Truth.

Burghardt DuBois, the great black educator, sociologist, and historian, upon completion of studies at Fisk, Harvard and the University of Berlin, was convinced that change in the condition of the American black could be effected by careful scientific investigations into the truth about the black in America. So he proceeded. His research was flawless and his graphs and charts impeccable. After waiting several years and hearing not the slightest stir of reform, Dr. DuBois had to accept the truth about Truth: its being available does not mean it will be appropriated.

Fred B. Craddock, Overhearing the Gospel

The truth of God’s word is readily available to men. This is especially so in our country. The Bible is everywhere. A copy can be found in just about every home, and is available to every man. And yet, the book is seldom studied. At best, it is normally given a cursory examination, and devotion to God’s word is shallow at best.

If you want to know truth, you must exert yourself! “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).

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