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Truth Makes Enemies

by on May 11, 2017

Truth Makes Enemies?

Galatians 4:16-19

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?
Those (other) people are zealous to win you over, but for no good.

What they want is to alienate you from us, so that you may have zeal for them.
It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good, and to be so always, not just when I am with you.
My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you.

 

Do people hate you when you tell them the truth?
Do they accept impressive persons who use enthusiasm and lies to make them feel good about themselves and to separate you from them?

 
That is what happened to Apostle Paul. When he shared God’s truth with the Galatians, they preferred the lies and zeal of persons who made them feel good. Paul’s pain was so intense that he used the pain of childbirth to explain his feelings about this experience.

 
God is forming Christ is our lives. He tells us the truth about Himself and about our selves to do that.
Enthusiasm is good as long as it is zeal for God and truth. Otherwise, it is destructive because it makes wrong look right.
Those who reject truth are “enemies of the cross of Christ.” They are also your enemies. It is the cross that forms Christ in us.
Christ loves truth. Christ is Truth.

 
This passage never ceases to impress and amaze me. It is healing medicine. It pulls no punches. It dodges no truth. It will change your life.
It changed/changes mine.

Praise the Lord.

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