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Contradictions . . .
Episode 271st September 2021 • Devotional Christian Poetry • Lloyd Portman
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Contradictions  . . .

Opinions and Truth contradict.

Unfortunately, I listen to both!

Depending on 

my ever-changing state,

I believe either one.

How ridiculous!!

Double-minded mnnnn?

Both affect me differently. 

Not all facts are truth. 

The truth stands against anything, 

underscoring itself 

revealing it IS the Truth. 

The challenge  . . .

Which one will I believe?

Truth Or Opinion?

Reflection 

Everyday we are challenged with information, opinions and the truth. When we honestly sort out the differences between each of these it can be confusing. Each of these represents an opportunity to assess ourselves. The good thing about this is the opportunity to self-correct and do some psychological house cleaning. 

During these sessions, which incidentally can be seasons, self assessments are very healthy. Asking questions of or about yourself is soul-searching and can be intimidating. Truth is challenging, because often it asks WHY! 

The "Why do you do, or think or believe ….?" questions. The answers we come up with to these questions can shock us as we speak them out.

For example, God says He loves you and many immediately ask Why, how can He when I'm not …… God's love is unconditional and that's uncomfortable for us to accept because of our lifetime of conditional programming. So the question then changes to become, which is the truth, and can you, or will you believe it?

Truth ultimately wins. I say ultimately because sometimes it's a journey to get there after dealing with any issues blocking your believing that truth. Here's the thing: truth is truth and we don't have to understand it but we do have to accept it. 

Let's take another example, gravity. Do you understand gravity? You could get a scientist to explain it at length or you could just accept it as the truth. If you challenged the truth of gravity by jumping off a high building, your experience would prove gravity is real. 

Getting back to the truth that God loves us is my point for today. God is LOVE, period! Scripture state's this in 1 John 4:8 TPT

The one who doesn’t love has yet to know God, for God is love.

The results of His Love for us is further demonstrated here.

Psalms 117:2 TPT

For he has conquered us with his great love, and his kindness has melted our hearts. His faithfulness lasts forever, and he will never fail you. So go ahead, let it all out! Praise Yah! O Yah!

Psalms 40:11 NKJV

Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord; Let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me.

After reading this verse how could you not respond to Him and face up to your own unbelief or deceptions. I know that deception is a strong word to use and I am using it because God challenged me once about being deceived, hence I pass it on. 

The last part of the above word is wonderful. David recognizes God’s Love and Truth and asks God to let these preserve him. What a beautiful request he makes for himself. 

Questions 

# Have you ever prayed for God to preserve you with His Loving kindness and Truth? Will you begin to do this?

# How do you understand how God will preserve you this way? Are you open to God challenging you with truth because He Loves you?

# Scripture is a litmus test for us and when we allow scripture to read us, explain how you respond to the truth as it speaks with you?



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