Don’t believe something is true just because you want it to be true.
One of the flaws of modern society is our determined desire to believe what we want to believe in order to prove a point. We’ve all seen and heard this in action. Think about these:
“Vitamin C cures the common cold. Eating more carrots improve your eyesight.
We only use 10 percent of our brain.”
None of these are true, but because so many people have repeated the statements, a great percentage of the population has accepted them as facts.
In the day of the rapid introduction and dissemination of news people will believe almost anything they hear … especially if they hear it enough. The easiest place to see this in practice is within political arenas where the repetition of slogans and taglines virtually assure that people will become familiar with our statements.
While repetition might be useful, we must be careful that we repeat truth. Jesus affirmed,
“Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth.”
In the most personal way Jesus said:
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes
to the Father except through Me.”
You and I have the responsibility to be certain that all that we say aligns with the word of God. This is not just so in our private lives, but also in our public and professional lives. When we are leading and teaching others, we must be careful to always say those things that are truth. Be very careful in your attempts to persuade people that you always speak those thing that are in harmony with the truth of Jesus Christ.
As our team prepares of our ministry in Ghana, please pray that we will be careful to show others the truth of the love of God for all to believe. Team members Jeff Andler, Craig Barker, James McLean will join me in this upcoming adventure.
We are all counting on you to help us. Thank you for your continued faithful support of the work of the Gospel.