When the righteous increase, the people rejoice,
but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
It seems that many today have the same vocabulary but are using a different dictionary. Of course, there does seem to be the creation of crazy new vocabulary almost daily in the form of acronyms such as CHOP, CHAZ, BHAZ, BLM, and LGBTQ. It’s hard to keep it all straight. The result is that we are not even thinking about thinking about things like truth, and that means we are susceptible to believing lies.
Truth is always the first casualty of corruption, whether in the Garden seduced by the snake or in our world today influenced by Satan, the angelic being called Lucifer, “the god of this world” who is also “the father of lies.”
When lies are told often enough we soon start to believe them. At times we cannot distinguish the difference between truth and lies. The media is the medium with the message, and truth does not seem to be at a premium. This is why the church, which is called to be “the pillar of truth” (I Tim. 3:15) and “the salt and light” in our society, (Matt. 5:13-14) must enlighten itself and immerse itself in the truth.
Try this exchange experiment. For every hour you watch Fox News, read the WSJ, or your local newspaper, reserve an hour to read the Bible and reflect on the truth. Just remember as Goethe reminds us; Things that matter least must never come at the expense of things that matter most.
What matters most? “Sanctify them in truth. Thy word is truth.” (John 17:17)
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Until He comes for us,