Monday, October 11, 2021

Trueblood: loyalty to truth

Monday, October 11, 2021
    Commemoration of Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking, 675
    [Jesus in prayer:] “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.”
    —John 17:17 (NIV)
    The only way for a Christian to be loyal to his central commitment is to be as honest as he knows how to be. It is important to survive, but it is even more important to tell the truth, and we can never tell the truth if we are seeking, primarily, to prove a point.
    ... Elton Trueblood (1900-1994), The Future of the Christian, Harper & Row, 1971, p. 9 (see the book)
    See also John 17:17; Lev. 19:35-36; John 1:14; 8:31-32; 18:37-38; 1 Pet. 3:15-16; 2 John 1:1-2
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, lead me away from pointless debate.
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