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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

To Tell the Truth

Psalm 25:4-5 "Show me Your ways, O Lord, teach me You paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior and my hope is in You all day long."

     How do we know the truth? All day long we are bombarded with billboards, commercials, TV shows, magazine ads, political statements, etc. and they all want us to believe that they have the truth.
  • Ford would like you to believe that they have a better idea....than what?
  • Loreal wants you to believe that you should use their cosmetics because you're worth it...a box of haircolor from the drugstore is all I'm worth?
  • Kay Jewelers wants you to believe that every kiss begins with them...Really???
     So how DO we wade through all of the hype and get to the REAL truth? How about this one:
"If you hold to my teachings and you are really my disciples, THEN you will know the truth and the truth will set you free."  John 8:32
     The truth is...God had the best idea of all - He sent His Son to die on the cross for my sin and yours because we couldn't fix ourselves - that's what I'm worth. As for the kiss, well, how about we love God because He first loved us - that began with Him. When we live in that truth and measure all other "truth" against His Word, then we are set free.
     As Lily Tomlin used to say, "That's the truttttttthhhhhhh".

"Lord, As I am bombarded all day long by the world for its attention, help me to remember that my hope is in Your truth all day long. Help me always to measure every decision, though, or action against the truth of Your Word."

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