Posts Tagged ‘truth’

When it comes to the big questions of life (like who are we, where did we come from, and what is our role in the universe), there is a wrong way and a right way to discover truth. Some have proposed that we accept only truth statements that are scientifically based. This may seem like a reasonable start, except for the fact that the statement itself is not scientifically based, and therefore disqualifies itself. So, are we back to square one? Not at all! There is a way we can discover truth.

IMG_4361We are told in the Scriptures that we fight not against flesh, but against the powers of darkness (Ephesians 6:12).  Additionally, we see that “The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair. But we don’t live or fight our battles that way – never have and never will….” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

The bottom line is that we don’t fight power with POWER.

In other words, we don’t fight the powers of darkness with human (flesh side) power.

So where does that leave us?

We need to live by the Spirit.  “My counsel is this: Live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit. Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness…. “(Galatians 5:16-26)  When we live by the Spirit we will fight power with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (all that while we put on the armor of God).

Because power likes spin more than truth, speaking the truth is a must; and it must be done in humility and love.

Why?

Because when we do we promote unity and we all “grow up into him who is the Head…” (Ephesians 4:1-16)