Always tell the Truth. That way, you don’t have to remember what you said. – Mark Twain
The biggest consequence to telling a lie is, it leads you to telling another one. – Gary King
The truth will always find you out no matter how long it takes. So since time cannot erode truth, be wise and stay on the side of truth.
The truth is a great and beautiful virtue all societies accept like a trusted currency. Notwithstanding colour or culture, it is cherished and accorded a special place in human settings.
The Press and the Media constantly abuzz us about the need to embrace truth at all times. Grave consequences always follow those who are untruthful. What about our leader? The government places a high premium on truth and the legal systems ratify it, yet, it is rarely practised efficiently.
Even chronic liars love truth and badly hate to be lied to. On a more serious note, the Devil, whose favourite practices are lies and deceptions, gets terribly mad and can lynch anyone who, instead of being truthful, dares to lie or deceive him. Oh! Watch what you say!
Despite its necessity, the truth is pathetically one of the rarest things one finds around in our polity today. In many instances, those who want to tell the truth, do not and those who think they’re telling the truth are not. It’s not as easy as one might think. It needs boldness and great audacity to be truthful these days because lies and deceptions are all around, staring intimidatingly at anyone who dares to raise the head.
Even some ‘preachers’ of the gospel who ought to be vessels of truth with a remarkable degree of courage and fearlessness, do not seem to have overcome the dreadful intimidations from the philosophies of this age. Many might think they are truthful not realising they have long compromised and deviated from this rare virtue.
Some people hide behind not wanting to judge anyone since the gospel preaches love – which is good, given that nobody was made a judge over others. But the spine of the matter is that in as much as the gospel is not about judging and condemning others, it is equally not about avoiding the truth and editing the original manual to comply with changing secular lures.
The core of the gospel is about boldly speaking the whole truth in love, humility and reverence for others, so that the grace that is able to save can save anyone who accepts and believes.
Go therefore and condemn no one. But cease not to speak the whole truth in love, fearing no one and allowing nobody to judge or condemn you for it.
For in due time, the truth is powerful enough to fight its own fight and triumph over its foes.
We tell lies when we are afraid….afraid of what we don’t know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger. – Tad Williams
PS: I first wrote this article and posted here in February 2016. 🙂
Happy Sunday Everyone!
Peace and Love!
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