We live in a world of lies, liars, and lying. Politically-correct speech is all about promoting and maintaining fictions. Mendacity is corrupting all our public and private conversations. We’re even lying to ourselves.
Jesus Christ is the antidote to all this lying. He speaks the truth and only the truth. He even described Himself as truth personified:
…I am the way, and the truth, and the life…
– John 14:6
Coming to Jesus is coming out of darkness into light – that is, coming out of lies into truth. Listen to how the Bible describes this process.
This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.
– John 3:19-21
Do you recognize in this passage the price we must pay to get from lies to the truth? It is the acknowledgement and abandonment of our evil deeds. The reason so few people are walking in the truth is that so few people are willing to turn from their private evils. The private evils are those that only God can see. It is a small price to pay for so valuable a commodity as truth. Yet so many people are acting as if the price is too dear.
There is an antidote available for all the lying that is in the world. Be sure you are willing to step up to the counter and pay for your daily portion of it. Repent today from the sin you have been indulging too long. Your reward shall be the light of truth – relief from the pain caused by lies.