Topic: Truth and Fiction [Billy Graham Devotional 28 July 2019]
. . . make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. — Psalm 145:12
Some years ago I heard about a clergyman who had a friend who was an actor. The actor was drawing large crowds of people, and the clergyman was preaching to a few in the church. He said to his actor friend, “Why is it that you draw great crowds, and I have no audience at all? Your words are sheer fiction, and mine are unchangeable truth.” The actor’s reply was quite simple. “I present my fiction as though it were truth; you present your truth as though it were fiction.” I fear that so often we Christians give the idea that the truth is fiction by the way we live and by the lack of dedication to the teachings of our Lord.
Prayer for the day:
Lord Jesus, I would completely yield my life to You, so that others may know that the Savior I love and serve is the truth!
Written by Billy Graham, Founder of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association(BGEA). BGEA exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by every effective means and to equip the church and others to do the same.