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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Sound of Silence

    Truth doesn't have to defend itself. Truth is it's own defense. It can't be threatened by the lies that try and tempt it to "come over to my side." Lies can be spoken, and yet truth still stands "defenseless."  Remember Pilate and Jesus? He asked "what is truth?" and Truth stood right in front of him, and spoke not a word.
     Apologetics make the defense of the other one even more entrenched. By letting the opposition proclaim their stance and not defending it helps them be more opened to the truth, because no one is trying to control their will in any way.
     God, by His Spirit, is teaching me this invaluable lesson. I used to think I had to defend God and the truth; that to remain silent was giving endorsement to falsehood. Not any more. It's in the flow of His Spirit of Love, without pressing other people's wills, that He operates in "opening blind eyes" and in "setting captives free."


  • At 5/16/2014 8:22 AM , Blogger Marshall said...

    also recalling Jesus answering the Pharisees and others who did not then have the ears for hearing Truth... How He brought parables rather than a defense, and sometimes responding to their inquiries with very cutting/convicting questions.

  • At 5/16/2014 12:04 PM , Blogger Patti Blount said...

    Yes, that is true, too. There is definately a time to speak and a time to keep quiet. And His words of truth to have an effect against untruths. I guess it is just a personal lesson He is showing me and perhaps others, in letting go of control and being sensitive to Him only. Thanks for the balanced truth you brought to the table.

  • At 5/16/2014 12:06 PM , Blogger Patti Blount said...

    I meant "His words of truth DO have an effect against untruths," in the above comment.


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