“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”
Truth is valid, but not welcomed in distant places.
George Orwell’s warning becomes a reality when those who know the Truth refuse to speak it. But we can’t speak the truth if we don’t first live the truth that we know.
Jesus told Pilate He came, to “bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” John 18:37
As we serve within our purpose, we continue to bear witness to His Truth: He is the way, the TRUTH, the life. John 14:6A life of truth is anchored in reality. Click To Tweet
We follow ordered steps within reality to fulfill our purpose within His truth.
1. We Hear
2. We Know
3. We Live
4. We Speak
5. We Guard
We follow the ordered steps from hearing to guarding, allowing the Truth to first transform us. Through this transformation, our lives become transparent vessels of truth to speak His truth to everyone else.
Today, truth may not be easy–but it’s worth our sacrifice.
The drifting world needs truth.
Hurting people are in desperate need for those who know the truth to share its redemption. Do we love them enough–as Jesus did– to live it?
Are we willing to live, speak, and guard the truth–as His witnesses to the world?
May we fasten the belt of truth around us, keeping truth within our hidden places. Psalm 51:6We are only as effective as the truth within us. Click To Tweet
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Chris Malkemes says
What a wonderful read. You tell it like it is and that is a good thing. Keep up the good work.
Mitzi Smith says
Jessica @EatSleepBe says
I love that quote. It’s all about being anchored in reality.
Mitzi Smith says
Yes, Jessica– and in this crowded, noisy world, I have to remind myself to keep anchored to it. thanks for stopping by–and thanks for your linkup at eatsleepbe.com!
Beth (@SimplyBeth3) says
Catching up on TWW posts from last week. Don’t think I will get through them all but always grateful to not miss yours. I’m thinking I did read this last week but just didn’t leave a comment because I remember how this reminded me of a series we just finished up in our small group study. Thanks for the encouragement you always share. Blessings to you, Mitzi.