Love the truth. Jesus is the Truth.
Matthew 22:37 NKJV Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment.”
2 Thessalonians 2:10 NKJV and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Speak and preach the Truth (Matthew 28:19-20).
Ephesians 4:15 NKJV but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—
2 Timothy 4:2 NKJV Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
Be hated by the world for the Truth.
John 15:18-20 NKJV “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.“
What is the truth? Every word of Christ’s is the truth. Jesus said He is the Truth. We have to search His word to find and follow His truth. No man comes to the Father but through Jesus (John 14:6). That is truth. What truth are you following? Are you willing to love, speak, preach and be hated for the Truth? Any man who is not willing to give his all for the Lord is fit for the Kingdom (Luke 9:62). Truth.
Realize that people are not going to want to be confronted, in love, for their sins. They are happy to wallow in them. We are told to confront them in love, not condemn them. We have to speak the truth, in love, no matter if they hate us or not.
Jesus said in Luke 12:8-9 NKJV, “Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God. But he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.” We cannot deny God to walk with the world. They are heading in a different direction.
Matthew 16:24-26 NKJV Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 26 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”
Oh how we love You! Speak to our hearts, make us strong and bold for You. Help us, as we walk along life’s pathway, to honor You in all that we think, say or do. What a great feeling, to know that you are right beside us. You have promised to never leave us or forsake us (Matthew 28:20). We can trust You.
Thank You for Your word. Continue to come alive in us. May Your words echo through our minds. May we be so full of You that we would always have an answer for everyone concerning the hope that we have in You. We will not bow to the world or todays culture. We will not bow to anyone except You (which we do that willingly). Please have Your will and way in our submitted lives. We are so grateful for everything that You have done in our lives. Thank You for protections and blessings that we do not even see. Oh, we magnify Your great name. Praise You. Praise You. Praise You. With every breath we praise You. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, including how you can be saved, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/