Monday, June 10, 2013

Truth

Jesus Christ said in John 8:23, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
Pilate said, "What is truth?"  and condemned Jesus to be crucified.  

Like Pilate, many find it easier to lethargically accept lies and acquiesce to the mob rather than to seek the truth.  Even if the truth is plainly before their eyes, often they will reject it.  Winston Churchill observed, "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."

Why?  The truth is not always pleasant.  The truth is that life won't be easy.

The truth is that life will be hard, but God will give you strength and grace if you realize your own weakness and trust in Him.

The truth is that people will fail you, but God never will.

The truth is that you will have to work hard to find success.  Only if you realize this will you be free to rid yourself of the vestiges of lackadaisicalness which hold you back.  

The truth is that you can never be "good enough" to get to heaven.  Only when you realize this can you accept God's gift of salvation.  Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. (John 14:6)

Without the truth, all is anxiety, doubt, and obscurity.  Seek the truth in every situation you encounter.  Seek the truth in all you hear and do.  And accept the truth no matter how difficult it may be.

My prayer for today is, "Lord, 'send out thy light and thy truth; let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.'"  --Psalm 43:3

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