They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason, God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness. -2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
Do you love the truth? Eternity hangs in the balance on your answer. Are you like Pilate who asked “what is truth?” I have encountered many who profess to love the truth, who do not. The truth requires that we embrace He who is the Truth. It requires that we embrace His definition of good and evil. Do you consider yourself to be “pro-choice” – calling good that which God calls sin? Do you consider yourself “woke” or “progressive” calling homosexuality good when God calls it sin? Do you delight in the diversity of sexual preference, gender neutrality, or “racial pride?” These things are a stench in the nostrils of God. Oh, I know, you aren’t supposed to judge. Really? 1 Corinthians 2:15 tells us “The person with the Holy Spirit makes judgments about all things.” No, we do not “pass judgement” on anyone. That is God’s business. But we are clearly called to stand for righteousness and proclaim the truth. Do you love the truth? Do you love the truth of your own inability to please God… the truth of your need to humble yourself before him… and the truth of his salvation, made possible because of the shed blood of Jesus? Do you love the truth? Do you love the truth enough to be true?... To let go of false pretense?... enough to “confess your sins to one another?... enough to forgive one another?... enough to love your enemies and pray for those who hurt you? Do you love the truth enough to lay everything at the foot of the cross? Do you love the truth enough to say “not my will, but yours be done?” Do you love the truth enough to show mercy to your neighbor, your coworker, your boss, your husband of wife, your parents, your children… yourself? Jesus said “I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.” Call on his name today. Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me. Jesus, son of man, have mercy on me. Jesus, Son of God… have mercy on me. Do you love the truth? I pray that you do.