Friday, October 19, 2012

Psalm 116:11 - All Men Are Liars

Recently I was reading through Psalm 116 and I came to verse 11 which says, "all men are liars." That jumped out at me, remembering what I had seen the night before while watching a nationally televised political debate.

(Hey!  That indictment about all men includes you, Larry.)

Yes, it does.  But there is hope.  See below.

I also recall Pilate's very telling question which was, "What is truth?" The context seems to indicate he was in a very cynical mood at the time.  I suspect he had heard enough lies in his time to know from experience that truth had no value to the average speaker.

Jesus had previously addressed that question with the statement to Thomas, "I am the way, the truth, and the life."

So truth is a person.

Putting it all together, I see that truthfulness will elude us unless the Spirit of the Lord God reigns in us. Yes, really!

(What does that mean?)

OK, this is what I want you to remember.  It means I need to be aware of His presence continually, lest I slip up during those times when I've drifted away, and think I need to be my own savior by telling a "white" lie.
  And I've experienced this both ways.

Larry Carroll