I have discovered through experience that this world is filled with liars. Many lie to save face. Others lie to make themselves appear better than they are. And some lie deliberately to deceive others for personal gain. So, how are we to discern who is telling the truth? God has the answer to our dilemma.
When Jesus ascended to the Father in Heaven, He left behind the promise of the Holy Spirit. In Acts 2 (I encourage you to read this first encounter of a multitude of people with the Holy Spirit of God), the Holy Spirit is poured out, revealed, if you will, to a great crowd of people. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and He is the One who leads us into truth. He helps us discern the truth of God’s Word and when others are lying about God and what His Word says, interpreting for their own benefit or gain. He is God, just as the Father is God and the Son is God, and He cannot and will not lie. Thus, He is totally dependable as a truth teller and is available to all who seek the truth. Many want to have their “ears tickled” and don’t want to know the truth, but for those of us who desire to know what God is saying to us today, the Holy Spirit is our conduit of communication that speaks clearly the words from the Father and opens our hearts and minds to understand.
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How right you are about people who don’t want to know the truth but only want their ears tickled. There seem to be a lot of those these days.
I have had a couple of occasions where I have laid out the facts. the data, the logic, and have the person just say, with no rebuttal, “I don’t agree.” (“Don’t bother me with facts and logic, I’ve made up my mind.”) Frustrating, but a reminder that only God can open their minds and hearts.
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Amen! Praying that, as believers, we will listen to the truth found in the seemingly silent actions of the Holy Spirit. When He catches our attention, there is a reason to listen.
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