Truth is tolerant of the search for proof while lies demand blind acceptance.

Wow. These words really blow me away today. Actually, not just today but “these days”. I care less about which side you’re on than I do whether or not you’re truly passionate and truthful (to yourself) about what you believe. Too many of us, myself included if I’m not careful, leap to believe the things that seem to settle best with us. I encourage you to check the facts with an open mind. Okay, enough of the “sign of the times” rant.

Along the gist of the previous subject is the concept of not only truth, but a willingness to be proven wrong. Or, at the very least, to find out, through seeking knowledge, that you’ve been wrong about something. As the old saying goes, “The truth will set you free.” From my perspective, there’s an awful lot of people running around today all bound up–because they sure ain’t “free” from the truth.

When you’re seeking the truth, seek the real truth. As I write those words, I’m reminded there is only one truth. There might be multiple perspectives or interpretations of the truth, but something only happens one way. While it is not possible to see inside one’s mind and see “intent”, that often “muddies the water” to the point of not being able to see anything. It either happened or it didn’t.

Judge actions by God’s will and commandments. Don’t listen to false prophets or politicians because they are only trying to sell you something. The question is, “Are you buying?”

2 Corinthians 8 : 21

For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man.