“Get the truth and never sell it; also get wisdom, discipline, and good judgment.”
Proverbs 23:23 (NLT)
You would think that “truth” would be a priority in our life. But not so. If we would examine our lives, we would be shocked at how many lies we believe. Dr. Chris Thurman in his book “The Lies We Believe” exposes many of the lies that we take for granted. Lies like, “I must have everyone’s love and approval.” “I can’t be happy unless things go my way.” “Life should be easy.” How about this one, “Because I am a Christian, God will protect me from pain and suffering.” There are so many more that we believe. Jesus told us that truth will set us free. Why? Because He knew that lies keep us in bondage. What can we do? Begin with today’s verse. Get the truth whenever you can. Commit to it. Don’t settle for less. With truth, get wisdom. Lies usually come at the expense of ignorance. Ask God for wisdom and the discipline needed to act on it. Lies usually come because they are easier to live. Not in the long run, but short-term it is often easier to live a lie than the truth. Finally, Solomon suggests we exercise good judgment. Isn’t that the truth? So many times good judgment and discernment will lead us to the right honest choices we need. So today, choose truth. Decide to live by the truth. Ask God for His help, guidance and wisdom and watch the truth set you free.
Father, it is so easy to believe a lie. Worst to live a lie. I need Your help. I want to live in truth. I want to know the truth. Give me the wisdom, discipline and good judgment I need to know and live the truth today.
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