Honesty is something far removed from the society we live in now. If you have someone that is honest with you it almost startles you, because it is so rare. I see top government officials say things that are noticeable lies and I wonder, “Don’t they know I know the truth?” It’s like we have pulled a blanket of fake reality over our head and we live a plain of untruths and innuendoes. Jesus addressed this during the three years he ministered before His crucifixion with the notable religious leaders of the day. He would do something or state a firm truth and they would say, “He can’t do that or say that!” But He did!! He was a rock in the truest sense. A ROCK!!! In a time of history where relationship was replaced with religion He was a breath of fresh air for those looking for truth and a curse for those who wanted to live in preformed worlds of watered down truth. it freaked them out when He made a statement that said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through Me.”(John 14:6) You know why it freaked them out? Because He gave no other option! That totally flies in the face of our attitudes in society right now. Most people don’t think there is any absolute truth, but they think that the truth is relative to your situation. If that’s truth, then it is ever-changing with no firm base. In other words, weak…. If the base of a nation is weak, then the resulting decisions made by all will be weak. I believe I can prove it with one example. Have you ever made a statement and said, “That’s just the way it is and nothing else!” If you put something like that on any kind of comment ridden website, you will immediately have people trying to “tear it apart.” One argument will say, “That’s what you believe, but I believe thus and so.” That shows the fabric of who we are and where our reasoning is based. We have started to write our own little bibles, with our impressions of truth and justice. If we like someone or somebody we will write in a little chapter for them because of what they have gone through in their life. Then that changes for someone else with different circumstances… Sounds like a mess doesn’t it? That’s because it is a mess.
Truth is, there is no life apart from Jesus Christ. No other faith, religion, or cult is the right way, There is only ONE WAY! Are you getting scared yet? Got your hackles up ready to fight? Getting your arguments in line? Forget it! You don’t have to deal with me…..You have to deal with the one who makes that claim. GOD!! A time is coming when He will not put up with any of this weak truth anymore and He will intervene and only those who have believed will be spared. Those who aren’t believers will look back on all the excuses they made and all the times they honored sin instead of righteousness and see that they were wrong! Yes, somebody will be wrong…..that’s the truth. Rock Solid!
Wow, to tell the truth, to be honest is a rare thing. I think it’s time we Christians came out of our prayer closets and make the statement. “There is no other name in heaven in which we can be saved, but Jesus.” Totally honesty. Total truth. Total hope. Totally!!
Solomon, the wisest man to ever live said it well in Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but it’s end is the way of death.” That is the truth…
To tell the truth is an amazing life of hurt and pain, but when it’s the truth you are sharing, even that doesn’t matter. Tell the Truth!!
The Pilgrimage continues…..