John 17:17 NKJV “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.”
If we really take the words of Jesus in the Scripture above to heart, then we will realize that many Christians lie on a daily basis, and that is sin! Why? Because speaking God’s Word in the midst of any circumstance we face in life is a demonstration of faith, and whatever is not of faith is sin (Rom.14:23). Anything that we say outside of God’s Word that we accept as truth is a lie. As believers, we must get to the point where God’s Word takes pre-eminence over what our five senses tell us; the Word ought to dominate our thinking and our habits and ultimately our lives. Romans 3:4 says that we must let God be true, and every man be a liar.
Sanctification is a process of purification and the perfecting work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. Jesus makes us understand that this happens by the truth, which is the Word of God. Your life is purified and perfected to the degree to which you allow the Word of God dictate how you think, speak, act, and live.
The challenges we face in life should perfect you in the faith, but the problem is that we neglect the truth of God’s Word and speak based on how we feel. The truth has the ability to change the facts of your life if you will hold fast to it. You may have a symptom of sickness on your body, but the truth is that you’re healed (1 Pet.2:24). You may have slipped and sinned, but the truth is that you’re God’s righteousness in Christ Jesus (2 Cor.5:21). You may have little money in your account, but the truth is that you are rich in Christ Jesus (2 Cor.8:9).
Scriptures to Meditate: Luk.1:37-38; 8:15, Joh.1:5, Mar.13:31, Heb.4:12, Matt.4:4, Prov.30:5, Jam.1:21-22