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John Povey February 13, 2022 0 1
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1 Corinthians 13: 6, John 8: 31-32 (NIVUK)

(1 Corinthians 13) 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

(John 8) 31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’

When Jesus was on trial, Pontius Pilate famously asked him, “What is truth?” On another occasion Jesus said that those who are faithful to his teaching will know the truth, and the truth will set them free.

In Paul’s magnificent chapter on love, we are told that love rejoices with, or in, the truth. “Rejoices”. Love, joy and truth are connected, three inseparable qualities of God’s character. God is love. God is truth. In Him there is joy.

What is truth? Truth is more than just proven facts. There is the truth that we have people in our lives who love us. Love cannot be measured or proved. But we know that it is true because we sense it, and it brings us joy.

One of the best forms of psychological counselling is what could be called “truth therapy.” Every despairing question that we have in life should be re-examined in the light of the mind of God, who is Love. What does God think? Such truth “will set you free.” To look at our life in the way that God looks at our life brings freedom from any chains of confusion or despair.

We have before us the eternal truth that God is love, that God loves all people, you and me. Such love calls for love in return. And so truth is something immensely practical, something in which we live and walk, something which directs our path.

When we allow eternal truths to fill our minds, then we will live life in the best possible way and with the best possible attitude.

When we fully embrace the truth that God loves and forgives and accepts us through Jesus Christ, we find our true salvation and spiritual freedom.




Lord, I thank you that your love rejoices with the truth.

Lord, help me to love your words of truth. May they drive my choices every day. So let me walk in your freedom and wisdom. Amen.