Thursday, February 16, 2023

Review 2

 

What is the truth?


Does the truth depend upon how you see it?


For example, is the glass half empty or half full?  


How you see the world, determines your truth or does it?


You can spend your time naming everything wrong with the world and it would be your truth, especially when the world can never be perfect; perfectly crafted for each person's exact taste and preference.  


You can spend your time content with everything wonderful with the world and it would be your truth, especially since the Lord created or inspired every wonder in the world and no one can improve on the Lord's majesty.


Which is the truth? 


Reality exists outside of one's personal description of the world.  


The fact is that the glass is half empty or half full.  


Here, we are describing the mundane world as we see it.  


However, the truth we are talking about goes beyond the glass of pessimism or optimism in the mundane, into the Spirit of truth.


".....the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come."


                                   - John 16:13


The truth is neither pessimistic nor optimistic.  


The truth goes beyond human feelings and is not skin deep.


For the truth is the Spirit and for the Spirit to guide you, you must hear it with a purity of heart and soul, beyond that of the mundane.


Why must we know the truth, the Spirit?  


In order to walk the way, the truth and the life; the guiding light for salvation.  


Because in the end, we are dust.


We cannot present to the Lord our skin. 


We can only present our character, which is shaped by our deeds or misdeeds, and our spirit.  


And the truth of our character and spirit will determine the Lord's Judgment.  




  "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see the Lord."                                - Matthew 5:8  Without a pure heart...