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The truth is a double edged sword. You can’t wield it’s blade toward someone else without turning one on yourself.

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Jesus didn’t just come to teach us truth.  He is the truth!  Jesus didn’t just come to point us to the way.  He is the way!  Jesus didn’t just come to lead us to life.  He is the life!  (John 14:6)  Jesus didn’t just come to give us the Word.  He is the Word!  (John 1:1 & 14)  God is not simply loving.  He is love! (1 John 4:8)  We were meant to access all these things through our direct connection to Him. (John 15:5)  Without a genuine bond with the person of God, truth is reduced to a pile of arbitrary facts; the way becomes little more than a methodical process for gaining our desired outcome; the Word is devalued into just another ancient philosophy book; and we become a people who have a form of godliness while denying the true power thereof (2 Tim 3:5).

 

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Every Minute

of

Every Day

We have the choice

 

Love or Hate

Fear or Faith

Hope or Despair

Teardown or Buildup

Unity or Division

Self or Others

Compassion or Apathy

Criticism or Encouragement

Persevere or Quit

Deception or Truth

Life or Death

 

These threads weave together to form the fabric of our existence

 

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We Christians need to be careful that we don’t confuse God with Superman.  While the “Man of Steel” may be committed to the fight for “truth, justice, and the American way”, our God is only bound to two of those three causes.

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The truth only sets you free when you are willing to succumb to it.  When you try to evade truth it relentlessly pursues you, even visiting in your dreams if that’s what it takes.

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