Monday, March 15, 2010


DEUTERONOMY 30:11-14; ROMANS 10:6-8
Key verse: Deuteronomy 30:14, “But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.”

The Truth is not hidden, but it does have to be believed. Some things can be right under our noses and still we can’t see them. There are some folks who are genuinely interested in knowing the truth and seek it out.
Today America has heard the truth and yet chooses not to believe it and yet some can’t seem to find it. Thus the question…

A. God reproves man for having wandered in darkness through their own depravity, vv. 11-12; Proverbs 1:23, “Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.”
1. Man sits in darkness and the shadow of death, Psalms 107:10-  11, “Such as   sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron; 11- Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:”
2. He has sinned and rebelled against the Word of God, Lamentations 5:15-16, “The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning. 16 The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!”
a. The joy of our heart is ceased, Jeremiah 25:10, “Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle.”
b. The crown is fallen from our head, Job 19:9, “He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head.”
B. He has not spoken the Truth to man in secret, v. 11; Isaiah 45:19, “I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.”
1. There is no other god to speak, Isaiah 43:10, “Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.”
2. God has spoken righteousness, Deuteronomy 32:4, “He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.”
3. He had declared that which is right, Numbers 23:19, “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”


A. No one has to go to heaven for us to get the truth, Romans 10:6-8, “But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) 7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) 8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;”
B. The truth is found here on earth, Text v. 12, “It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?”
1. The truth is not among the dead, Matthew 22:32, “I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.”
2. God says that the truth is near us:
a. It is within ear shot, Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
b. It is by faith in the Word of God, Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
C. Jesus invites us to learn the truth, Matthew 11:29, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”
1. Jesus speaks distinctly and explicitly:
a. “I am the door,” John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
b. “I am the Way,” John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
c. “I am the Truth,” 1 John 5:20, “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”
d. “I am the Life,” John 11:25, “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:”
D. Jesus invites to come to Him for peace, Matthew 11:29, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”
1. I have broken the bands of your slavery, Leviticus 26:13, “I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.”
2. He offers rest for our souls, John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
E. “Believe on Him that sent me,” John 5:24, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”


The philosophy of the day is that there is truth in all religions, that there are many ways to heaven. However, the Bible says there is but one way to heaven. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ. Peter said in Acts 4:12, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

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