Practicing the Truth
1 John 1:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 “If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.”
I love how this scripture says that we are to practice the truth. Some people have made the statement that “practice makes perfect,” but this statement is not always true. If you practice what is wrong, then the result is not going to be perfect, but PERFECT PRACTICE transforms the imperfect into perfect. What we need to be practicing is the truth found in the word of God.
If I was to ask the quarterback of a football team to come to practice on a Monday and to throw just one pass, I could not expect him to be ready for the football game on Friday.
My question is: If throwing one pass is not sufficient practice for a quarterback to be ready for a game on Friday, then why would we as Christians think that minimal word and prayer time per week would be sufficient in the game that we call life?
In the same way that a team has to practice daily to be equipped with ability and agility to face their opponents and win a game, as believers - we have a great need to practice the truth EVERY single day.
There’s an old adage that says, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” so practicing the truth found in the word every day keeps the enemy at bay. Let’s practice the truth, penetrate the darkness, and equip ourselves with the light of Jesus Christ.