Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Benefits of Truth

Hello! Please join me in welcoming Terrie Thorpe to my blog today. I first met Terrie in a writers' group. Since that time, I've come to consider her a dear friend.


Benefits of Truth
 Terrie Thorpe

Have you ever been lied to? It’s amazing the amount of lies that have infiltrated our thoughts and actions. Acting on what we thought was truth, then discovering it was actually a lie. It leaves us with a sense of betrayal and void.

Reading the story of the first couple, Adam and Eve, we find how a mere twist of words caused a poor decision. Once Adam and Eve believed a lie, there was no turning back. They couldn't tell God “We're sorry we didn't take your word seriously – please forgive us!”

The unfortunate truth was the consequences of disobedience became true. God said, “If you eat of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, you will surely die.” Eve was the first to exchange the truth for a lie and was the first to feel betrayal and void. The truth of who God is and how much He loves us would be revealed in the course of time.

Redemption is a prominent theme spoken throughout the Holy Bible. Redemption means, “to buy back, retrieve something that was lost.” Since that day in the garden, God is about redeeming His treasure, you and me. He promised to redeem and restore His people to their former glory. The blessing of the New Testament scriptures is this redemption came through Jesus Christ and our glory comes through the Holy Spirit of God living in us.

To this day, God has never stopped speaking truth to the people of the world. He speaks truth through all He has made. Revealing His power, nature, and guiding anyone who would listen to him. We can only receive the benefits of truth when we believe the author of truth.

Have you taken God at His Word? Have you accepted Jesus' offer of forgiveness? Think on these things this Resurrection week. Let the benefits of truth fill you.

“God is not a man, that he should lie. He is not a human, that he should change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried through?” Numbers 23:19

More About Terrie: Terrie is an author, blogger and writer of Christian Living articles. Her books Am I Really Saved? Answering Questions of Christians and Footsteps of Jesus Becoming a Disciple are available online. Terrie enjoys hiking with her husband, gardening, reading and sharing Jesus with the world!

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  1. Wow - Terrie, I'd never looked at the Fall in that way: God said, eat of the fruit and you will surely die and they did--because of eating it; not because of the fruit itself. Talk about a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    Thanks for this insight today.

    1. Terrie did give us an insightful post today, didn't she?

      Thanks so much for stopping, Carol!

  2. I agree with Carol, very interesting! I remember reading the story of Adam and Eve and feeling God's pain from what they had done.

    Re: accepting God's offer of forgiveness... I need reminders of how much I need forgiveness, to be able to let go of the past and how much I need to forgive others.

    Love the Numbers verses, never ran across them before now :-)

    1. Good point,Chris. Forgiveness is so crucial, isn't it?

      Thanks for visiting!

  3. Always great to think on for Holy Week! Wonderful post. Thank you both, Terrie and Deborah! Easter blessings to you!

    1. Thank you for stopping, Lynn! Easter blessings back at you.

  4. Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments - It is the truth that sets us free!! Peace and Blessings!

    Deborah a special thank you for your gracious hospitality and generosity in hosting me. Hope I didn't make a mess...LOL Peace and many Blessings!!!

  5. Thank you for coming, Terrie! And you didn't make a mess, sister. ;-)

    Peace and blessings back at you.