Truth and the Christian

Here is a list of things that I have observed about Christians and their reactions to Truth.

1. They do not become offended.
Matthew 11:6; “And blessed is [he], whosoever shall not be offended in me.”

2. They have great peace.
Psalm 119:165; “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.”

3. They will listen and finds repentance.
Matthew 18:17; “And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.”

4. Disobedience can’t hide behind our false hypocritical self-protective arguments.
2 Corinthians 10:5; “casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ”

5. Truth (good confession) enables the saint to fight all the way to life, having a good witnesses to all those around them.
1 Timothy 6:12; “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

6. Truth does not judge hypocritically.
Matthew 6:1-7; “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”

7. Those who cherish the truth don’t stumble, because they don’t disobey the Word.
1 Peter 2:8; “And “A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.” They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.”

8. Truth and love are not opposites. Love, the motivation for all we do, say, and are. Who we say we are must be grounded in truth, and lived out in love.
1 Corinthians 13; “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;”

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