March 5, 2018
“Speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ” (Ephesians 4:14).
The truth is a requirement for spiritual and emotional health. Why? Because God is truth and His Word is truth (John 17:17). Most of our unhappiness is caused by the lies we tell ourselves. The truth sometimes is painful to face. For that reason, we sometimes ignore it. But in the end, the truth is always revealed. The truth always comes to the surface eventually.
One day C. H. Spurgeon was walking through the English countryside with a friend. As they strolled along, the evangelist noticed a barn with a weather vane on its roof. At the top of the vane were these words: GOD IS LOVE. Spurgeon remarked to his companion that he thought that was a rather inappropriate place for such a message. “Weather vanes are changeable,” he said, “but God’s love is constant.” “I don’t agree with you about those words, Charles,” replied his friend. “You are misunderstanding the meaning. That sign is indicating a truth: Regardless of which way the wind blows, God is love.”
No matter which way the “wind is blowing” now in your life, speak the truth.