The truth will hurt and it always will

Since it always needs to be,

And if not then it isn’t truth

That can lead to apostasy.

Like a two-edged sword;

All honesty it defends,

But it requires needed change

If it becomes our closest friend.

But we simply do not want it

When it goes against our grain,

Particularly when it reveals itself

When our flesh it wants to reign.

But it doesn’t change reality

Or its characteristics too,

Since it’s embedded in integrity

And sincere through and through.

Like a two-edged sword and needs to be

If it’s to cut through all the lies,

As it slices the deception

As we see through brand new eyes.

We cannot love and serve the Lord

When we prefer to worship lies,

Where our thoughts and actions do not mix

And where false motives are disguised.

Surface conformity is disloyal;

It’s dishonesty in our face,

But it’s mainly through fear of rejection

When people remain fake.

But it doesn’t matter on the surface

What people do portray,

Because deep down they most likely know

That God will have His way.

The word of God will pierce

To reveal our depths within,

As it convicts us of false thoughts and deeds

That are intertwined with sin.

Thank God for His truth

That doesn’t go with the flow,

Where His correction and instruction

Help us spiritually to grow.

Jesus is the truth;

The epitome of same,

Where wisdom, love and peace

And where all honesty remains.

(C) P.B. 2021

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”  Hebrews 4:12

“And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”  Hebrews 4:13

“Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness.”  Ephesians 6:14

“His truth shall be your shield and buckler…”. Psalm 91:4

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”  2 Timothy 3:16

“Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.  For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.”  Galatians 5:16-17

“Most assuredly I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  John 3:3

“Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.’”  John 14:6

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