June 5, 2016

When is 2+2 ever 5?


What is truth?

Can truth ever be known?

If so, where do we find it?

Is 2+2 ever 5?

A child, when asked, can say that 2+2 equals 5.

So can an adult.

Upon hearing the error, and untruth, what loving person, who knows the truth, would allow the error to go on unquestioned?

Would a loving mother allow the falsehood to not be challenged no matter the sincerity of the child?

What if the child stamped her foot and declared, "I know that 2+2=5!"

In knowing truth, do we sit on it?

In the mind of a child, foolishness abounds, and parents are to train children in truth.

Would you ever say, to the obstinate child, "Okay. If you want to believe that 2+2=5, then okay!"

Should a parent remain quiet perhaps?

In silence, do we give assent and agreement?

There were times when Jesus held his tongue, but he never lied.

He stood for truth, spoke the truth, and was, and is the Truth.

Do you know the truth that he spoke?

Or do you just think that you know it?

It takes study.

Upon hearing a soul speak untruth, do you hold your tongue?

That may be the wise thing to do.

It may also be necessary to speak, but always with grace, and even when spoken in grace, truth can be discarded, and not believed, for Jesus spoke it, and was rejected, and crucified for it.

In knowing God, one wants all to know him.

In wanting all to know God, truth must be spoken, lived, and people must be loved.

That is the heart of the gospel, and the heart that knows God loves people, endlessly.

Those in deception are loved.

Those who betray are loved.

Those who don't love you back will be loved.

Love knows no bounds, or boundaries.

Neither does truth.

The wise mother will continually tell the hard-headed child that 2+2=4— always.

And always truth will be spoken with grace, and authority, because in knowing truth, one speaks with certainty, and with a heart that desires that all know the truth, for truth sets people free.

Jesus came to set men free.

John 8:36 says that if the Son sets you free, then you are free indeed.

Now, ask yourself, from what does Jesus set us free?

Or another way to ask that is from what are we no longer bound if Jesus has set us free?

Or, what binds a soul, and is your soul bound, and if not, then from what are you free?

And is it possible for a freed soul to be bound again?

If so, what causes that?

Study, my friend! Know God. Seek him with all your heart!

"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, 
a worker who has no need to be ashamed, 
rightly handling the word of truth. 
(II Timothy 2:15)

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