Too often we use excuses given the current climate in our society that you really never know what is really the truth anymore and what is a lie. If this statement is made in a political context you just might be very correct. However, how many of us are applying this apathy or indifference to knowing truth to the matters of the eternal. Or is it that it’s just too confusing to know what is true so we put it off. Or is it that we decide that there is just no way to really know, so we stand on a fence of “not denying” but never admitting either?
I believe the reality of it is that deep within us, we know that if we found truth it would forever change us. Everything that we exist for would have to change. This is what people can not handle. You can not handle to the truth so you stand on a fence. But don’t you see? Atop of the fence is absolutely the worst place to be! Ever heard of humpty dumpty? Got the picture?
So what I am saying is we MUST be seekers. We must know what we believe and why. If not just for ourselves but for our children. We are setting examples for the next generation. Will they be truth seekers, or lemmings? Believing what they are told without question, because that is all they know to to?
The truth is here. The truth has been proven. Truth has stood the test of time despite attack after attack. The truth is proven every day as each day ends. So why are we so afraid of the change that Truth brings? I believe because of the rolling eyes of “friends”, behind the back comments from co-workers, the labels, and letting go of some of our pleasures. So what is this Truth that causes so much trouble? Jesus. Word of God.
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (JOHN 14:6)
So what I have learned is we worry about the rolling of eyes from “friends”…when people are kidnapped, beaten, tortured in unspeakable ways for speaking the Truth, for speaking His name, professing the power of His spilled blood on the cross.
I have given them Your word. The world hatedthem because they are not of the world, as I am not of the world. (JOHN 17:40)
If it’s habits we are not wanting to change, then we are sadly missing on just what Truth has to offer. In that case all I say is DON’T EVER STOP SEEKING, it will become clear.
You will call to Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. (JEREMIAH 29:12-13)
But make no mistake, there will come a time to chose. The fence WILL come down and you with it, and you will need to answer as to how you choose.
I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I’m rich; I have become wealthy and need nothing,’ and you don’t know that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked… (REVELATION 3:15-17)
So can you handle the truth? You can not afford not to.