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Ain’t It the Truth?

Here is something amazing to me. There’s an article in the October 15th issue of Time Magazine about the presidential candidates entitled “The Fact Wars: Who Is Telling the Truth?” The writers looked at statements made by the candidates then looked at the reality. Then they decided if what was said was misleading or just false. Of course, BOTH candidate were misleading and BOTH were giving false information at times. One of these men is going to be the leader of our nation for the next four years!

Don’t you find that disturbing? With the people the candidates have at their disposal to do research, couldn’t they both do a better job of checking out what they’re saying? Is there something wrong with saying, “I don’t know, I’ll have to check it out”?

Some people do that with the Bible. They say something is in the Bible they think is there…but it’s not. Seriously, with all the ways we have to examine the Bible…in print, on our computers, on cd or dvd, on our kindles, on our mobile devices…you would think people could get it right.

God values your reading and studying the Bible to make sure you truly know what it says. That’s why there’s a shout out to the people of Berea. They didn’t just accept what was said, they looked into it themselves.

Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. Acts 17

So, I’m wondering today, is telling the truth as important as it used to be or have things changed? What do you think?

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Average Joe American

Presidential election year!!! Comedy, yes! TV commercials, yes! Speeches and debates, yes! It’s an overload! Trying to decide who to vote for! None of them seems like us…us normal people. And some…well, listen to a few quotations from our candidates: “Juarez is reported to be the most dangerous city in America.” (Geography lesson needed…Juarez is in Mexico!). “Democracy in China is like Viagra; no such thing as free elections.” (What!? What’re you smokin’, man?!). Or, how about the candidate, who when speaking with some unemployed people, said, “I should tell my story. I’m also unemployed.” Sure. Right. One thing is for sure, Republican or Democrat, none of these presidential candidates appears to be anywhere near like the average American citizen (and who is more average than Mr. The Price Is Right…Drew Carey!).

So the Word became human and made his home among us. John 1

Jesus is like you. In the verse today “the Word” is Jesus. He made his home among us. He left heaven and came to earth to live with us. I like the way someone else said it: “Jesus became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.” He moved in next door to you. Right there where you live every day. If he ran for office he would be a candidate you could get on board with. When he said, “I know how you feel,” that would be the truth.

What kind of a person do you want leading you through your life? With Jesus, he’s someone who understands where you live, where you’re coming from. He gets…you.

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