“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”2 Timothy 2:15
When you walk in truth, when you speak truth, when you hold to the truth, it gives you peace, strength, and courage. You can stand and look the enemy of lies, deceit, and betrayal straight in the eyes and not back down.
Because truth truly sets you free.
As we draw near to the primary election on May 17, we will begin to see people, media and PACs who are fearful of the truth begin pointing fingers and blaming others for their actions. The only weapon they have to fight truth is deceit. How exhausting to be motivated by pride and greed! Many have fallen int0 the trap of lies, deceit, and bitterness to protect themselves from the truth.
Lies also create insecurities, paranoia, and a spirit of vengeance. Lies cause people to isolate and avoid others. Liars hate to be confronted and will do all they can to avoid answering to people because they fear they can’t remember their own lies. Once that vicious cycle starts, liars have to lie to cover the lie they forgot they told; it is easier to keep away from those who know the truth altogether.
Our Founders knew how important truth is. The first amendment they guaranteed us is protection from those who wish to destroy us with lies and deceit.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
This primary amendment to our Constitution is followed immediately by the Second Amendment, which helps us defend the First. If we do not wish to be enslaved to lies, we must fight for truth at all costs. We must vow to each other like our Founders, “our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor,” to defend truth that sets us free.