Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Truth

Truth.
It is a simple 5 letter word that holds the key to so many things in our lives.

We live in a world that is entangled in so much deception, even the very "elect" are easily deceived.
Truth is not relative. It does not change with culture or modern mentalities.
Truth is absolute. It is firm and sure and unchanging.

Something is either true or false- a truth or a lie.
We cannot bargain to the highest bidder to see which "truth" we will live. We either live truth or we don't.
If we allow it, truth is very simple.
Clean.
Pure.
Untangled.

Deception, on the other hand, is a weave of complexities and changing "realities".
The second we give in to the seduction of a deceiving thought, we enter a world where truth is pushed aside and trampled on.
John 8:32 says, "You will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free."
The very nature of truth is freedom.
The very nature of deception is bondage.
The very heart of truth is life.
The very heart of deception is death.
But do not be mistaken. Truth and Deception do not have a yin and yang relationship! It is not a unity of opposites. The power of Truth is far greater than any bondage of deception!
When we do not abide by the Truth, we give in to the despair of deception- whether we realize it or not.
The apostle Paul told us in 2 Corinthians 10:3-6- The Message:
The world is unprincipled. It's dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn't fight fair. But we don't live or fight our battles that way--never have and never will.
The tools of our trade aren't for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture.
We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ.
Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.

The King James says - "Casting down imaginations".
I like the way The Message version puts it- "tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God".
I believe that is something we must do daily to live a victorious life of truth in God's Word. We must constantly tear down walls of deception the enemy so diligently works to build.
The walls of deception come through our culture, the media, our selfish nature, and other avenues that are commonplace to our lives today. We must be aware and not become sluggish in our walk of faith.
John 8:31,21 also says,
Then Jesus turned to the Jews who had claimed to believe in him. "If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you."

If you continue in my word.... you will know the Truth and the Truth will make you free.
A promise comes with a condition!

The only way we can avoid the tangles of deception is to KNOW the Truth- God's Word.
It comes back around to this:

Truth.
It is a simple 5 letter word that holds the key to so many things in our lives.

We live in a world that is entangled in so much deception, even the very "elect" are easily deceived.

Truth is not relative. It does not change with culture or modern mentalities.
Truth is absolute. It is firm and sure and unchanging.

Something is either true or false- a truth or a lie.

We cannot bargain to the highest bidder to see which "truth" we will live. We either live truth or we don't.

If we allow it, truth is very simple.
Clean.
Pure.
Untangled.


May this Truth from God's Word sink deep into your spirits and reap a 100 fold harvest in your lives.


As always I pray you live a life of S.K.I.L.L. (Thanks Angelia!)

Seek His Face.
Know His Truth.
Imitate His Ways.
Love His Word.
Live His Will.

I love you all!
blessings and prayers!

dorinda


Out of My Treasure Box:

Great Summer Fiction Reading-

Black by Ted Dekker


(I will be reading it for the 2nd time this summer. Want to join me? If Oprah can have her book club, we can have ours! Let me know if you want to join the Treasure Seekers Book Club! This will be an email book club with discussion questions etc. Send me an email!)

2 comments:

LAURIE said...

Dorinda,
Tedd Dekker has a new book out called ADAM. Jordan is reading it now ...as you know you got him hooked on all of Dekkers books and he has read all of them. So for anyone who has not picked up any of these books...start with this one Dorinda is suggesting!

Grace said...

Congrats! Your prize, An Adventure In Faith, is on it's way!

Blessings,
Grace