An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Measuring Truth

(Pro 6:19-20 KJV)  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.  My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Most people will admit that telling “lies” (3577) is a bad thing.  When it comes to their own speech, though, the definition of a lie goes through a metamorphosis.  They aren’t lying, they are exaggerating.  They are editing.  They are interpreting.  They are many things, but not lying.  Here we come again to the dividing line between the people of God and the forces of the enemy.  You cannot be a child of God and continue to distort the truth.

How do you know what the truth is?  This is important for what we say and what we hear.  The next verse gets into that.  It brings up the commandments and the law.  Truth is measured by comparing it to reality.  If you are telling a tall tale and everyone understands that is what you are doing then you are free to range across the possible story lines.  I remember someone getting into an argument about where Paul Bunyan came from.  It is hard to know since he never existed.  

So?  If you have decided that you want to be on the side of the angels then it would help to know what the angels know.  That is the only thing that will help you discern truth from falsehood.

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