The ‘Truth,’ is not a commodity sold at the shop, it’s just an act of not lying over something but giving the accurate account, yet only few can afford it and those that can afford often find themselves in a very tight corner not easy to free themselves.
In John chapter 8:32, Jesus said, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” How often do we ponder or reason over Jesus’ Biblical quotes? Jesus knows that the truth exists but people will never rely or depend on it.
The reason our society is tearing apart today because it’s in the hands of people under the influence of Satan, so the need to lie is necessary to please both Satan and the people they serve. And since many are not ready to be ‘ruled’ by the doctrine of the scriptures they join Satan’s company.
Romans 6:23, reveals that: “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” This means that death is inevitable because of our sinful nature, yet we need to live on the truth.
Speaking the truth at the moment is not only costly but deadly. Worldwide, many have been assassinated for speaking the truth over something head of churches, leaders and politicians wouldn’t like the public to know. Thus; instead of speaking the truth many prefer to lie.
Jesus knew already that physically the truth will not set you free, that freedom he was talking about was spiritual freedom. Just as He suffered for speaking the truth, the fear of speaking the truth haunts many people.
Who is ready to lose his friends, relatives and job because of truth? Who is ready to pass through the mental torture of neglect in the society because of truth? Finally, who is ready to face the hostile opposition and pure hate from an empire of deceitful enemies and brood of vipers because of truth?
However, what many people forget is: Like a house that collapses because of its weak foundation, society can never thrive, prosper and be successful on a foundation of lies, hypocrisy and the persecution of those that live on the truth. You may think you are on top and successful, then suddenly you’ll see yourself once again at the same place you started. That is life, you can’t change that until you live clean.
And for those who are facing all kinds of intimidation, suffering and persecution because of truth, stand firm with endurance and perseverance. Even though the pain you are going through is hard to bear sometimes, yet be happy because of the truthful path you’ve chosen.
If those who live by the sword die by the sword and gun by the gun, then liars will not have a happy ending too because God hates lies.