2019 – SATURDAY 05 JANUARY
WHEN TRUTH BECOMES AN OPINION
Wisdom calls aloud outside;
She raises her voice in the open squares.
She cries out in the chief concourses,
At the openings of the gates in the city – She speaks her words:
I am often confronted by people with an opinion who suggest that a truth from God’s word is simply my opinion.
Life is meant to be lived on the foundation of truth.
However the debate is never about God’s truth – but more about how we interpret the truth.
1. RELIGION CREATES ITS OWN TRUTH
The interpretation of truth into rules and regulations and bylaws – is necessary to run an organisation.
However when the rules are interpreted to get around a truth – we have a problem.
2. WICKEDNESS DENIES THE TRUTH
Those who walk in darkness do not appreciate the light. The denial of truth allows sinners to set their own standards and fight for them as their truth.
3. TURNING TRUTH INTO A LIE
The truth of God remains forever.
It is possible to turn the truth into a lie by the way we act.
When we disobey God we deny the truth and choose our own way.
4. THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE
Only the truth from God can set you free from the machinations of wickedness within the human heart.
Freedom is not a place – it is a spirit.
He whom the Son sets free – is free indeed.
5. PEOPLE WITH AN OPINION – TALK THE LOUDEST
People with opinions love to pontificate profusely.
The coffee shop collective rages with every strong opinion while often the truth sits at the next table and laughs at their folly.
6. PEOPLE WITH THE TRUTH – WALK THE STRONGEST
Know what you believe by meditating on the truth.
Speak what you believe by wrapping it in the language of love.
Live what you believe by letting your faith actions speak louder than your words.
7. TRUTH ALWAYS PREVAILS
I am so thankful that I can commit all things to God – and having done all to stand and trust His word.
The truth will always accomplish the will of God – no matter how long it takes.
God’s word is God’s power at work in our lives.