“THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE”

John 8:32 (NKJV) And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

The truth can be a tough pill to swallow sometimes. It very rarely tastes good and it can sometimes be very painful.

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Because of this, many people want to avoid the truth, whether it is about something in their own life, or in the life of someone else. So the truth gets replaced with something sweet in an effort to make it easier to swallow.

Sweet things might taste better, but the problem is that they will never fix a problem or bring healing where there is something broken, sick or injured.

Most times, what we need the most is for someone to sit us down, look us in the eye and give us the truth, even when it hurts to hear it. And we need to be mature enough to listen and receive it, even if we don’t like what’s being said.

As we grow and mature, we can (and should) learn to receive the truth, if someone is presenting it to us, and ask God what we can learn from it and how we can grow from knowing the truth.

And on the other side of the coin, we should never hesitate to share the truth with others, in a kind, loving way, when it needs to be spoken. It can be hard to say things to others sometimes, for fear of offending them, but if the words you speak are truth and they are presented properly, they can bring new freedom to the person you’re speaking to.

So don’t let the the half-truths of political correctness overshadow what you know is right and prevent you from speaking truth when truth needs to be spoken.

And never, ever push the truth aside when it is being spoken to you in an effort to show you where you might have gone wrong or you need to change.

And remember… words spoken in love are the key to making the truth work in your life and the lives of others.

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