MATTHEW 5:11 Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake (NKJV).
The Message translation reads, “Not only that – count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable” (MSG).
These days, more and more, “truth” is in question. But, what is truth? Understanding truth can be the difference between eternal life with God and separation at the time of death. Dear friends, if you ignore the truth, there will be consequences for it. That is an absolute fact. Honestly, most of the pain and suffering I’ve experienced throughout my life has been due to the consequences of believing the lies of Satan, the ultimate deceiver, and not truth. In research, one author defines what truth is NOT: WHAT makes you feel good at the moment, WHAT the majority says is true – your closest friends, WHAT is believed by a majority and shared publicly. And, haven’t we seen that truth in every aspect of the happenings in our world? Just think about it. We don’t have to search to hard to find the truth because oftentimes it’s right in front of us, but some will refuse to believe as they did during the time Jesus walked the earth performing miracles and healing people.
Can you imagine? All this proof, and yet, many still would not believe. In the past several years, it has been my attempt to share God’s truth with you – not my truth or anyone else’s. I realize that in sharing truth, comes tremendous responsibility. Right now, there are those of you that are so deep in sin, that darkness has covered your eyes to the point that you don’t know the truth any more. I want to ask you something today. If there is something I’ve shared you don’t believe as truth, ask a trusted Christian friend. In my heart, I believe you already know the truth, but have made a decision to suffer the consequences. Now, more than ever we need to know God’s absolute truth. If you refuse to turn away from sin, only God can reveal His truth to you in a personal relationship with Him.
JOHN 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (ESV).
© Lee Gossett 2015