Saturday, May 2, 2015

When we hear the truth, does it change us or just entertain us?

   Hearing the truth is a dangerous thing.  Once we hear the truth, we cannot un-hear it.  After hearing the truth, we are often left with a decision:  (a) change and adhere to the truth OR (b) continue to live a lie.  However, this decision bears much more weight than the original decision to live the lie.  Now we know the truth!
   “Herod feared John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man, and kept him in custody. When he heard him speak he was very much perplexed, yet he liked to listen to him.” – [Mark 6:20]  Herod was entertained by the truth, but it did not change him.

More from the lips of Jesus:
   “I am the way and the truth and the life.” – [John 14:6]
   “And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light … but whoever lives the truth comes to the light.” – [John 3:19, 21]
   “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – [John 8:12]

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