Galatians 4:16 Have I now become your enemy because I am telling you the truth?
Sometimes it seems that people don’t want the truth anymore. They really don’t want to see themselves as they really are. It’s hard to see yourself as God sees you.
Paul told young Timothy that there would come a time when people wouldn’t want to hear him preach truth anymore:
For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. (2 Tim 4:3)
It’s not our goal to become popular but rather to help set people free. Jesus said that if you know the truth the truth will set you free.
- Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man can come to the Father unless he come through me!” John 14:6 when we know Jesus we will know the truth.
- When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. John 16:13 you cannot recognize the truth if the Holy Spirit isn’t given access to your life. We must allow the Holy Spirit access through obedience to God’s prompting.
- You have to be open to truth. John 18:37 Pilate said, “So you are a king?” Jesus responded, “You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.” Pilate asks, “What is Truth?”
Is truth the spin we hear on Fox News to push the republican agenda? Is truth the opinions of an agnostic on Politically Incorrect with Bill Mauer who is trying to convince us that all conservatives are bad and Christianity is stupid? Is truth all the different teachings about new age religions? Or is the Truth a person that can only be known through a yielded life to God and a relationship with the truth? To know him is to love him.
Open my eyes to what is true today. Don’t let me be seduced by what I want to hear but sober me up by what I need to hear. I recognize that the devil is the Father of lies and he has agents disguised as light bearers with a lying spirit. Give me discernment to know the truth so that the truth can set me free.
In Jesus Name,