Truth Detectors

October 10, 2006

It’s such a simple concept, and yet it can be so difficult at times in the presence of those who want nothing to do with it.  The concept is truth.  To just present the truth of the word of God; not with an attitude of pride and not out of pretence, but in sincerity.  Truth can hurt feelings, contradict long standing traditions, infuriate neighbors, even tear apart friendships at times.  Yet truth is the only thing that will make a person free.  A lie, no matter how nicely packaged, will kill you.  Zechariah 8:16-17 reads:

These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:  And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD.

In other words, “BE REAL!”  Some tend to lean toward sugarcoating; not being 100% honest out of the fear of angering someone.  This has been a problem for me in the past and, even today, I struggle with it.  Once again, half truths; allowing someone to feel that “they’re alright” when they are definately NOT alright in their current state, is dangerous for both persons.  I like the way the Apostle Paul addressed this in II Timothy 2:25-26.  It reads:

In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;  And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Be sincere and proclaim that which is needful.  We tend to forget that God does the real work; we just plant and water.  This is a day when a humanistic, self-centered, and fleshy gospel has taken center stage over the simple life-changing truth of Jesus Christ coming into the world to save sinners.  Another gospel, feigned words, teachings of men; going forth into the gathering of itching ears who follow men instead of seeking the Lord Jesus in fervent prayer and searching of the scriptures.  The famine of Amos 8:11 is truly in full swing as people will flock to megachurches with jumbotrons and a rock concert-style atmpophere that launches the flesh into “party mode.” 

Meanwhile, gathering around the altar, just seeking the Lord and striving to really be in his presence is becomming a thing of the past for too many.  We really need to let go of the superficial stuff and seek the presence of the Lord with a zeal like we’ve never had before.  This is a dangerous age and being close to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is all the more urgent as the doctrines of deception swirl about in temptatious packaging.  It’s not only needful for us, it’s needful for those aroung us who are in need of the truth; that being “Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners.”  


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