Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Price of Truth

If the Lord had made spirituality both attractive and easy to attain, multitudes would have followed Him. 
For many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14).

There is a vast difference between a prophet and a politician.  The term “grass roots” refers to the discovery of what people think and want.  The politician then offers what the majority wants and as a result, becomes popular and is elected.  In other words, the politician seeks out which way the majority is going.  Then, he stands in front of them and says, “Follow me.”

But the prophet stands alone and says, “You are going the wrong way, turn around.”  The politician is popular because he relates to the majority.  The prophet is never popular because his word is costly and requires change.  People often are deceived because they choose that which is presently comfortable, rather than being willing to pay the “price of truth.”

“Buy the truth, and sell it not….  Proverbs 23:23

Truth is always costly and the result may not be seen, but to choose less, in the long run is much more costly.

“But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few.
For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required….”  Luke 12:48

Those who continually look for “something for nothing” are open to deception.  Many of these will compromise, rather than submit to the Lord’s way.  The Lord works very slowly, but very thoroughly, as He is more interested in what we are becoming than in what we are doing.  Our “self” will always seek comfort, and a life of ease.