Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's True!

Have you ever opened your mouth, gotten harsh looks, then defended it with those two words: It's true?

Guilty. Repeat offender.

If it's true that it's true, what's the harm in saying it?

Well, think back on some of the not-so-shining moments in your life. There's a lot of "truth," isn't there? But are they all truths that we want proclaimed? Probably not. I know I'd like to omit a few.

True, Truth can keep us accountable. Truth is an efficient teacher. But usually, Truth doesn't need our help.

As with most questionable issues, the Bible clearly instructs us on this one: "Finally, my friends, keep your minds on whatever is true, pure, right, holy, friendly, and proper. Don't ever stop thinking about what is truly worthwhile and worthy of praise." Philippians 4:8 (CEV)

Did you see it? The and? That's an inclusive conjunction, friends. 

So if we can defend our words with, "It's true, pure, right, holy, friendly, and proper!", case closed. Innocent as charged. Otherwise, we'll need to keep our mouths--and our minds--on something else.

(And the next time you hear me saying, "It's true!", remind me of this, would ya?)

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