April 21, 2014

Truth Is a Hard Taskmaster

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32

We think of this phrase that the truth will set us free in a physical sense. But that scripture has so much more power. Jesus instructed us to follow eternal truths so we could be set free from the captivity of the devil.

Truth is a double-edged sword. If you abide by truth, you will be spiritually free. If you don't abide by truth, you will be spiritually captive.

Unfortunately, mortals treat the truth casually. We only wish to see the truth that will benefit us personally. We don't want to think of the truth that will damn us. Truth hurts.

If someone is brave enough to tell the truth, support that person. Don't let them stand alone.

In a court of law, truth does not always prevail because of human limitations and corruption. Sometimes, the innocent look like they are mentally unstable. The guilty get away because they lied, bribed, or wormed through a loophole (or because there wasn't enough evidence beyond reasonable doubt).

Random lines--

Truth is a hard taskmaster.
Truth demands justice.
Truth demands confession.
Truth demands growth.

Are we brave enough
To face the truth?
Are we brave enough
To tell the truth?