If you’re facebook friends with Wilson Adams, you know he posts some wonderful, insightful, and succinct thoughts.
Some time ago he posted this piece, “Be a truth-teller.”
Loving well doesn’t mean covering up sin. Be a truth-teller.
Loving well doesn’t mean enabling sin. Be a truth-teller.
Loving well doesn’t mean excusing sin. Be a truth-teller.
“Do not participate in unfruitful deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” Be a truth-teller.
Sin relishes the darkness. Sin flourishes when excused, enmeshed, and enabled. Sin lives strong without consequences. Sin loves cover-ups. One thing counteracts all that: truth.
Be a truth-teller.
Wilson’s admonition reminds me of the scene from the military trial in the 1992 Movie, “A Few Good Men.” Col. Jessup, played by Jack Nicholson, is on the witness stand, being interrogated by a young attorney Lieutenant. Kaffee, played by Tom Cruise. Kaffee found evidence of a cover up and is trying to pry the truth out of Jessup.
Jessup says, “You want answers?”
Kaffee demands, “I want the truth.”
Jessup bellows, “You can’t handle the truth!”
This famous quote, raises the question, “Can you handle the truth?” About sin? About God’s Word? About morality? About salvation? About yourself?
In Paul’s condemnation of the Galatians who had “fallen from grace,” Paul rhetorically asked, “Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?” (Gal. 4:16).
We need preachers to be truth-tellers as they expound God’s Word from the pulpit. (2 Tim. 4:1-2).
We need pastors to be truth-tellers as they Shepherd God’s flock (Ax. 20:28-32).
We need parents to be truth-tellers to their children in wicked world corrupted by political correctness (Eph. 6:4).
We need Christians to be truth-tellers as they seek to restore wayward brethren (Gal. 6:1-2).
What about you? Can you handle the truth?
Be a truth-receiver.
Be a truth-teller.
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman
One response to “Be a Truth-Teller”
Ken, so good! You and Norma Jean have a nice weekend.