John 8:31 (NASB) So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
The term Truth is a scary thing for many people today. Sometimes it frightens us into a “see no evil” way of life. Why? Well, for some of you life’s been incredibly difficult. You’ve survived what you hope is the worst and have no interest in further suffering. Denial may be the only coping mechanism you know, and you’d rather endure miserable circumstances than the painful discomfort of change that acknowledging the truth will require. This message is for parents, young adults, those not in a viable relationship with the Lord, single people, married couples!
Ending denial brings with it the threat of loss. And people sometimes resist seeing the truth and accepting reality because of it. Accepting the consequences of truth may cause the loss of income, possessions, family, friends, or prestige. Can you say Amen!
What people seldom recognize, however, is that denial has even worse consequences, like the loss of life emotionally, spiritually, and sometimes, even physically. Sisters and brothers, truth is scary. But its alternative is denial and it’s worse than scary, it’s deadly. Remember, Christ told us that once we hold to His teaching, the truth will set us free! I just want to be Free, even if cost me something significant! Have a wonderfully blessed weekend!