Thursday, July 23, 2015

July 24, 2015

"Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth." I Corinthians 13:6

Okay, I shared a couple of big ideas - truth defines what is right and truth defines what is real, but what do those mean to you in every day living?

That's a GREAT question!

The answer - it means good decision-making! It means having strong weapons for resisting temptation!

In the final mention of things love isn't we see love does not delight in evil. That means you must know what is evil and what is good. How can you know that?

You know that by knowing what is true!

Love commits to what is true. When tempted emotionally or physically or morally people who love God and who love truth ask, "Is this right?" Then they ask, "Is this real or is it temporary?"

This is another way of asking, "Is this the wise thing to do?"

Take a moment and reflect back on some of the tragic decisions you have made. How different would you life be today if you would have paused to ask these two questions before you made a decision?

If you love God and if you love life you must love truth more that you love evil. If the love of God is present and active in your life you will love truth more than evil. And when you love truth more than evil you will make decisions based on what is right and what is real!

To see how this works, study Matthew 4:1-11.

How did Jesus determine what was right?

How did He decide what was real?

Jesus asked delighted in the truth to make it possible for you to delight in His love!