Today is Tell the Truth Day. I’m not proclaiming it. It’s an actual calendar thing. And I couldn’t not address it here.
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18 NIV
Our culture views truth as subjective. In actuality, it is anything but. Jesus tells us that He is the truth (John 14:6). Therefore, anything that stands in opposition to God or His Word can never be truth. Regardless of how it feels or what opinions we hold. And love, contrary to popular belief, does not mean we agree with and support every action or determination of another person. Truth – the truth of the Bible – must be included in the way we love. If we celebrate sin in ourselves or others, that is not love.
So today I pray:
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Barbara Harper says
Odd that there’s a Tell the Truth Day–when we should do that every day. Love what you said about love not meaning we never disagree or speak out.
How perceptive of you, Barbara. That should have been my first thought!
May we always speak the truth in love, and listen carefully when other speak truth to us. What a great prayer you’ve shared.
Oh, the listening when others speak truth to us is a great addition to this prayer. Thanks, Kym.
Jeanne Takenaka says
I’m tellin’ ya. Each of your Wednesday posts seems to meet me right where I am. Thank you for this!
Don’t you love it when God does that?
Thanks for this!
May we always speak the truth in love
Thank you for reading and commenting.
Lisa Blair says
This is so true, Lauren, “The truth of the Bible – must be included in the way we love.”
~Lisa, Visiting from Grammy’s Grid #7
Thanks for reading and commenting, Lisa.
Tea With Jennifer says
Such an interesting day Lauren! And yet shouldn’t that be the norm rather then the exception… Very thought provoking indeed. 🤔
Maybe it’s to highlight truth & bring attention to it in the wider community.
Wow, Jennifer. I have to admit that I never even thought about the irony that tell the truth day should be every day! You are on it!
Shelbee on the Edge says
Amen to that, Lauren! Why is truth such a difficult thing for so many? Nothing good ever comes from lies. Whether we lie to others or to ourselves, the outcome is always bad. Thanks for sharing and linking with me.
You are so right. Nothing good!