Thursday, March 24, 2011

Truth or Consequences

I’ve been thinking more about truth. There is another key about truth we should think about: Truth Heals.

If you go to a doctor because you've been having bad headaches, you don't want to be told that you have a simple headache when in reality you have a brain tumor. Your only hope for healing is to know the truth and have an operation to remove the tumor.

I think of a woman who has difficulty in almost every relationship in her life. She continually refuses to face the truth about herself, and she shifts the blame to others. As a result, she never heals. She is in constant inner pain because she runs away from the truth.

Once we face the truth, we're in a position for healing. It's like lancing a boil so that the poison can escape. The cut is painful, but once you do it, then healing begins. As long as we refuse to accept the truth, we can only get worse. The truth about truth is that it heals, it sets you free!

If so, we've got to find the truth. Where do we look? Jesus said He is the Truth. So we should look for truth in Jesus. We can read the gospels, study what He said. Jesus prayed for His disciples: "Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth" (John 17:17). Truth is found in the Word of God. Anything that does not line up with God's Word must be discounted. If we don’t know God’s Word, we are susceptible to believe any error that sounds good.

The truth about truth is that even though it hurts, truth heals and it sets us free. I want to set my life to pursue the truth and settle for nothing less. How about you?

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