The world scares me. As a kid, there was trust in the world. There was truth in the world.
I recently had the opportunity to go through the neighbourhoods where I grew up. I remembered playing in the cul-de-sac with the kids next door. I remembered riding bikes down to the park. I remembered my dad playing ball at the park with my siblings and I.
I don’t remember my parents needing to remind me what truth was because, when I was a kid, truth was still more or less absolute. Boys were boys and girls were girls. Lies were bad and honesty was always the best policy. We held to The Thumper Rule – “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.” and freedom of speech still meant we could state our opinions and beliefs without people taking offence and proclaiming it hate speech.
Many Christians have even lost sight of speaking truth and have, instead, taken to speaking what makes people happy. They’ve given up their trust in God for trust in man. Man will always fail.
Blessed is the man who makes
the Lord his trust.
Who does not turn to the proud,
to those who go astray after a lie!
Psalm 40:4 (ESV)
Remind yourself that God cannot lie. He is Truth. When your trust is in Truth alone, not only will you be on the right path, but you’ll be on the blessed path.
Daily Bible reading: Psalm 38-40; Acts 23:12-35