You have all probably grown tired of me quoting passages like ‘ye shall know the truth…’ (Jn. 8:32) or ‘13 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; ‘ (Jn. 16:13) and other familiar passages of scripture pointing people to go for the truth not the interpretation. But there is one more bible verse that needs to be added to the list I already use and you will find it in Eph. 6:
14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth,…
Notice that Paul does not say, ‘gird your loins with interpretations…’ because interpretations are not the goal of the believer. Being obedient to Christ means that we are to seek for the truth only and discard the rest. How do we get to the truth? We follow the HS to it and since there is only one truth, we all should wind up in the same place with the same information and the same instructions.
The HS will not lead one person to one way of thinking and another to another way for that would have the HS sinning and leading people away from the truth and God. The goal of pastors and church leaders is to get to the truth and then present it to their share of the flock. That act will help them be good stewards of Christ. This act will help the people grow in their Christian faith and equip them to defend their beliefs. As Paul said in 2 Cor. 13
For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth. (v. 8)
This applies to unbelievers as well. You give them the truth they cannot attack it for it is the truth and nothing can be done against it. You just have to make sure you have the truth before doing this though and when you get the truth, the verses about using love, being humble, wise and so on apply when you speak the truth. we do not sensitively blurt it out like a 5 year-old child who doesn’t know any better.
So as you go each day, look for the truth, adopt it and apply it to your lives.