Be true to yourself bible verse

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Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. Sometimes I feel about seeking the truth like I feel about seeking the dentist.

The truth might or perhaps I already know will expose some decay. Decay needs to be drilled out. And who wants that? Sometimes pride is. And my pride is anything but wise. So, dishonesty is almost always a form of pride. Pride prefers deception to truth, and does not realize by doing so it prefers destruction. But God desires truth in our inmost being, because he knows that his truth will set us truly free John God is truth John , so he loves honesty. David knew both the blessedness of honesty and the wretchedness of dishonesty. He wrote,. For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.

For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Psalm —5. When David was dishonest with God and men, it was like a wasting disease. When he came clean with God and men, it was health and refreshment to his soul. This is what God wants us to have: health and refreshment to our souls. It is a great mercy when God rests his hand heavy upon us because we are living dishonestly. And the longer we walk with him, the more rigorously he demands we live truthfully before him.

He wants truth to reign in every part of us because he wants us to enjoy full freedom — to increasingly know him. And we can never really know God until we are willing to be truthful with him and for him. God loves honesty. But honesty is often just the beginning of living truthfully. It merely means we speak and live consistently with what we do believe — however consistent or inconsistent what we believe is with reality.

It is possible for us to be honest and wrong at the same time. In fact, the relief of finally being honest, even if what we are being honest about is wrong, can feel emancipating. When someone who has been secretly struggling with homosexuality finally comes out and embraces it, it often feels wonderful and freeing. Or when someone who has professed faith in Christ secretly stops believing the reality of Christianity, it can be a great relief to finally admit it and stop pretending.

Or when a spouse has secretly been committing adultery, it can feel liberating to bring it out into the open, even if they are not repentant. We are made to live with integrity — where our inner beings align with our outer beings. That makes honesty the beginning of the real work. God does want us to be honest, even when what we really believe is not good. Truth is what sets us free. The God who is the truth. God delights when truth reigns in our inmost being Psalm It is Jesus — not our disordered and broken psyches, desires, bodies, and pasts — that determines who we are and how we should live.

He is the truth and the way. We cannot really be true to ourselves until our selves derive their identity, purpose, and destiny from the Father through Jesus. Being honest to God is openly admitting who we really are and no longer living out of the fear of man. But it is more than that. It is repenting of the pride that has fueled our deceptive ways of living, whatever that might mean.

What God is after in this truly honest surrender is to give us the greatest joy possible: himself. He wants to align our inner beings and our outer beings with his being. And this alignment only happens when we lay aside our foolish pride and humble ourselves under his mighty hand 1 Peter , for he knows how and when to exalt us in ways that will blow our minds and increase our joy — in him.

About Give. God Loves Honesty God is truth John , so he loves honesty. He wrote, For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. Psalm —5 When David was dishonest with God and men, it was like a wasting disease. Honesty Is Just the Beginning God loves honesty. Honest to God God delights when truth reigns in our inmost being Psalm Who Lives in the Church?

In the church, the redeemed build one another up in love into the dwelling place of God. John Piper. God made marriage to picture the relationship of Christ and his church. Does it follow that a marriage between an unbelieving man and woman is illegitimate?

Be true to yourself bible verse

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