Nothing but the Truth

There are so many outcries about the truth being unacceptable, yet very often people will claim the truth is relative to their own perception of it. So then it becomes "ours vs. theirs," and we lie to ourselves and find it unobjectionable. For me, it's often thoughts like "I'll go to the gym tomorrow, which will be alright" or "another bit of Nutella or another cookie is fine". Those are little white lies, so to speak. Sometimes we tell ourselves that we do things on our own with no help, which isn't true. Others, for instance, in this country that are in law enforcement, our mentors, natural or adoptive or foster parents, teachers in the school systems, and in the military make sacrifices every day - with their own lives and the effects on their own families - so we can be free to make choices and do things we enjoy, and can even prosper due to those choices.


What we do or don't do affects others; like it or not, good or bad, truth or lie. When we want the truth to be what suits us, then it isn't really the truth at all. In fact, it's a bold lie. And the adversary has come to lie, cheat, and steal. An effective method of achieving those goals is pitting people against each other, letting us believe that little wrong things are not going to hurt anyone, and also allowing us to think that we can do it all on our own, and that it doesn't affect anyone else so it must be "just fine."


Deception is the ultimate lie, and it often is an incremental process and not one giant and clear misrepresentation. When it's slower, it's less noticeable, and after a while, we begin to believe our own lies. As my mother used to say, "a lie is a lie" and you can't be lying just a little bit; she would say: "It's either true or it isn't true." So ask yourself: Is the truth I live the "whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God" or not? If I am choosing to live as God intends me to, then I guess it had better matter to me.


(Genesis 3:3-5) but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'" "You will not certainly die," the serpent said to the woman. "For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."  

 (John 8:32) Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."







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