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  • Tis the Season
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    Truth

    Integrity. Honesty. Truth. Are these words descriptive of your character? If you want to have a positive impact on others, they need to be. Your reputation and your capacity to influence, hinges on your ability to be trusted. And though trust often takes years to develop, it takes only seconds to be destroyed.

    Truth has its origin in God. In fact, in John 14:6 Jesus states that He is "the truth." In other words, truth is the very fabric of His being and defines who He is. He cannot lie because that is completely out of His character. On the other hand, Satan is described as the "father of all lies" (John 8:44). His mission is to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10) and to counterfeit every blessing and promise God has for your life.

    In order to avoid the enemy's pitfalls, you need to earnestly seek truth. Proverbs 23:23 says, "Buy the truth, and don't sell it." Though seeking truth may involve some sacrifices, it is the most worthwhile pursuit you can embark on because
    once obtained, it is one of your most valuable assets. Ask God each day to lead you in all truth and remember to put on the "belt of truth" mentioned in Ephesians 6:14. By endeavoring to walk in truth, God will help keep you from being deceived and led astray by the devil's tactics.

    David writes in Psalm 51:6 that God desires truth "in the inmost part." Therefore, truth must first take root in your heart before it can flow into the lives of others. Jesus said, "Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks" (Matthew 12:34). If you fill your heart with truth by reading God's Word on a daily basis and praying for His wisdom, when you encounter a compromising position you will be more
    apt to respond ethically and honestly because you have trained yourself to
    distinguish good from evil.

    Buckminster Fuller once said, "On personal integrity hangs humanity's fate." Truth is the only sure foundation on which to build your life, because it is the only stable force capable of withstanding the pressures of this world. Operating in a
    spirit of deception always leads to dissension, disappointment, and destruction, whereas living a life of truth produces peace, purpose, and fulfillment.

    Ask God today to shine forth His light of truth, and to reveal the areas in your life that you are not fully acknowledging His life-giving truth. Then allow the Lord to make you a vessel for sharing His truth with a lost and dying world.

    All Bible verse quotations on this page are from the New International version.

     
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