Nothing but the truth ~ 10/08/2017
After a sermon on “Hospitality Evangelism” the Harts were convinced that they should invite their unsaved neighbors to dinner. Their pastor clearly and carefully explained a process to witness God’s plan of salvation after the meal.
On the night of the dinner, the host and hostess were both anxious to begin and end the evening with real-life situations and Christian standards that presented “God at work in their household.”
After sitting down for dinner, Mr. Hart said to five-year-old Bruce, “Would you please say grace?”
Shy and overcome by the drama of the situation he said, “I don’t know what to say.” Naturally, there was an awkward pause while they attempted to recover from this serious setback to their strategy to witness to their neighbors.
“Well, dear,” said Mrs. Hart with a forced smile, “just say what Daddy said at breakfast this morning.”
Obediently, Bruce folded his hands, bowed his head and said, “Oh, God, we’ve got those horrible neighbors coming to dinner tonight.”
Truth came straight from Bruce’s heart because he was filled with innocence and openness, trust and honesty. Bruce spoke the truth naturally because his heart was pure!
But what about the rest of us? Do we speak the truth?
Truth comes from our hearts when we least expect it. And it comes from what we put into our hearts. David explained it this way: “You desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.” Our God is a God of truth and wants His character to be within us and flow from us. If we fill our hearts with His Word, His truth will flow from us.
Prayer: Father, give us no rest until we fill the smallest space in our hearts with Your Word so we live and speak Your truth each day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 51:6 Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place.