Today's word was sent by my sister in law (she will always be my sister in law ~ that is a truth).  First thought  ~  

There is nothing I love more than telling a good story.  If I get a laugh, invariably the story gets embellished (stretched) with each retelling.  Before long the embellishments have clouded the truth behind the story, and all for the sake of making you laugh.

There is a lot of truth in the above statement.

We Southerners are polite to a fault.  Our dear friend may look like they have been rode hard and put up wet and we still will compliment something about their appearance for the sake of making them feel better.  A little white lie because we do not want to hurt their feelings, but boost their spirits instead.

One of the things I have noticed about straying from the honesty is it can become a slippery slope.  What begins as embellishment of the truth can slowly lead to straying from the truth with little or no reason.  That can eventually lead to not recognizing what is truth, which calls into question anything we say being true.  We have all encountered those who we cannot trust anything they say--no matter how mundane the subject.

We all have heard that old adage- 

Speaking with a forked tongue means you are not telling the truth.  We all know where those forked tongues originated from.

In my experience it is best to stick to the truth, even when the truth is painful.  When we begin to stray from the truth we are going to need a map to keep up with the half-truths and untruths we tell.  When we simply tell the truth and nothing but the truth, there is never a problem in keeping our stories straight.  Admitting our truths, even when they are painful, is always the best course of action.

What is the definition of truth ~

that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality

We can cloud this by saying reality is relative.  Relative to what---what we want to believe?  Truth is truth and it can not be changed.

There is a sure and certain truth which we can always believe.  

God can not stray from the truth ~
He is truth

The shorter Westminster Catechism states the following ~

Q. 4. What is God?
A. God is a spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable,
 in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth.

Tolar lists one of God's attributes as truth.  What a great comfort these words are.  Our Eternal-Unchangeable God is ALWAYS Truth.  You can take what He has said and put it in the bank.  God is UNABLE to speak anything but Truth.  In my dictionary look under truth and you find God.  

No matter what the circumstances of this world, you can count on one sure and true thing ~

Our God is who He says He is.  That is the truth I cling to.

"Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for You I wait all day long."
Psalm 25:5

For those who have inquired, I tracked Victor down and he has a comment on yesterday's blog you will enjoy.  Perhaps he will post one on today's blog, but since I wrote it four days ago, I cannot be certain.😁  Confused yet?

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  1. God is most definitely our "truth-o-meter," Lulu. It's always best to be truthful with others, as long as we speak it with love and compassion.

  2. Truth is relative. It depends whether you want to believe it or not. For example, if I stand on a scale and it says I have lost weigth - that is truth. If it says I gained weight - then the scale is obviously broken.

    People will believe what they want to believe. Whether it is true or not.

    Truth or lack of truth is dependent on the occasion. When she asks me, "does this dress make my backside look big?" Truth becomes irrelevant if you want to survive the day.

    As Jack Nicholson said in "A Few Good Men" - You can't handle the truth.

    Or as Pontius Pilot said, "What is truth?

    I agree with you, Lulu. God is truth. But sadly, today, many people do not believe in God. And that is the sad truth.

    God bless.

  3. I am always thankful for your words of wisdom as well as your ability to give me a laugh. Thank you, Victor!


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