When we get confronted with the Truth, we sometimes react in the way which is ugly for others to watch. We badmouth people and we look for others who can join us so that we can get together to put down those who told us the Truth.
The thing is if the Truth doesn’t confront us squarely, it can’t directly come to our hearts where the root of sin is found. If it doesn’t come to our hearts, it stays in our brain and makes us “good theologians” who know everything about the Bible but have nothing to do with it. For the truth to confront us, we have to be willing to get hurt by it because Truth crashes our egos and prides which are our number one enemies we carry with us. But the good news is the hurt the Truth brings to our life is the beginning of our healing.
Jacob was “a wrestler.” He used to wrestle not to change himself and his lifestyle. But one day, he decided to face it all. And when he was asked what his name was, (means what his lifestyle was), he called it all in one word saying “I’m Jacob” means “I’m a liar and a cheater”. Then “the Truth” broke him into “pieces” and from that point on Jacob was “limping” but his life was spared. Listen what Jacob said, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.” Genesis 32:30
The Bible says, “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” To “know” something at the deep level, we need to open not only our minds but our hearts because the real “knowing” resides in our hearts. Then the Truth will indeed set us FREE! (John 8:36) ///