Are You Being Truthful With God?
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
There is a powerful and short verse in Psalm 51. “Surely you desire truth in the inner parts…” Imagine! God wants us to tell the truth!
Why is it that we can so easily live in duplicity? There is a stubbornness, a pride, or an arrogance in all of us that has trouble admitting when we are wrong or have failed. We have a dozen reasons why it was not our fault. “I didn't know; I didn't have enough time; I didn't understand; I thought you were supposed to do that” and so forth.
The “inner parts” can be translated “our heart or our soul.” When we are truthful, our heart gets a lesson in wisdom from God. Joy follows because He does the washing and our sin is cleansed completely. Being clean before God is a great joy.
Are you telling God the truth today?