Sunday, March 13

The Truth...

Jesus says, "I am the Truth [John 14:6]  and if you continue in My Word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."[John 8:31-32]

The Presidential election cycle is once again upon is. It's been fascinating to watch Christian friends and acquaintances become emotional, unpleasant, condescending, insulting, and down right rude. I have experienced this personally, especially when I highlight the lies and deception of certain "Christian" candidates and why they accept such behavior.

The Truth is, where else in a Christian's life would he/she condone such deception and lying? Would it "not be a big deal" if a spouse deceived and lied? Is is acceptable for church leadership to deceive their congregation via lying? What about their child's teacher? What Christian would condone such behavior by their children? In their household?  

I can't fathom why deception and lying (and other ungodly behavior) are so easily dismissed as inconsequential when it comes to voting for our country's leadership. Maybe, just maybe, if Christians stopped condoning, excusing, and accepting such sinful behavior and if we expected, even demanded, men/women with godly character to run for political office, our choice wouldn't be who has the least ungodly character.

The truth will set you free. That's true because Jesus said so. But, that freedom doesn't makes the Truth more palatable. It does not magically make life any easier or prettier. It certainly doesn’t absolve us of the responsibilities the Truth requires of us... bearing the burden that we've been conditioned to believe, and even worship, Satan's lies for so long that we've become bedfellows with them. 

When the Truth exposes those lies, it hurts. It offends us. It angers us. We cannot hide from it. That's what God's Word does because its quick and powerful. Living and active. Sharper than any two-edged sword. It is a discerner of the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

So, why is the Truth so easily discarded for elections?


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