Sometimes it hurts

“And men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil”  (John 3:19)  Ahab with Micaiah is a warning.  All of us tend to resent/avoid people who tell us the truth.  God’s truth is especially painful.  It reproves.  It rebukes.  It challenges.  An antiseptic that doesn’t burn is probably not doing its job.  When we pray (honestly) we willingly enter a world that is shaped by truth and not our comfort.  When I say “Father. . .thy kingdom come” I am pleading to be included in a program that treats my happiness as a secondary value.  Sometimes it hurts!  Do we want truth enough to face it when it does?  As you read 1 Kings 22 this week (thank you for reading 1 Kings this week) will you open your heart to the not-easy-to-hear-but-still-true truth?  I am at Youth Camp this week.  I am praying for you.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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