“Just the Truth”
Can you imagine how much simpler our judicial system would be if people simply told the truth?
This is what Jesus did. We find Paul being truthful too. In the following passages, lies are told about Paul. He simply reacts by telling the truth.
Please read the following verses
5 “We have found this man to be a troublemaker, stirring up riots among the Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the Nazarene sect 6 and even tried to desecrate the temple; so we seized him. 8 By examining him yourself you will be able to learn the truth about all these charges we are bringing against him.” 9 The Jews joined in the accusation, asserting that these things were true. 10 When the governor motioned for him to speak, Paul replied: “I know that for a number of years you have been a judge over this nation; so I gladly make my defense. 11 You can easily verify that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship. 12 My accusers did not find me arguing with anyone at the temple, or stirring up a crowd in the synagogues or anywhere else in the city. 13 And they cannot prove to you the charges they are now making against me. 14 However, I admit that I worship the God of our fathers as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that agrees with the Law and that is written in the Prophets, 15 and I have the same hope in God as these men, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. 16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.
Now one would think that truth-telling would always win the day. If you think this way, you would be wrong.
Jesus was hung on a cross, Paul likely beheaded.
People are confined to jail cells because lies were believed over truth.
We might not be able to fix all that, but we can always tell the truth. If you tell the truth, you need not worry about getting your story confused. Be
Be Blest, Be a Blessing.