Borrowed Truths


Borrowed Truths


If you attempt to point out someone’s faults to them, you will more than likely be seen as offensive, no matter if you are attempting to do so in love to assist them in whatever venue is visible. If you reveal to someone a known sin in their life you will be seen as judgmental, not concerned about their walk with the Lord and how that sin is hindering it.

“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16) This is not preached in many churches these days, it is considered rude by the hearers, and embarrassing to the one speaking, “These are private matters that should be discussed in private,” is the normal wording today, but Luke 12:3 has not been altered, “Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.”

I cannot perform algebraic equations, I have attempted to diligently more than once in my life and the concept, the ability to retain those equations in my memory is beyond my capacity. It vexes me at times, because I see math as an indisputable language, one when applied correctly cannot be disputed. It is, in the loosest sense of the word, a fault of mine, and one that a mathematician could not understand, for it is simple to him. “A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.” (Prov. 14:6)

The knowledge of the things of the world will avail you nothing when you stand to give your account to Him who created all things, but the knowledge of the invisible things (Romans 1:20) that you plainly saw and rejected will.

When we point out human frailties, shortcomings, those faults of others that we see, we are always to be doing so in a manner that has no other foundation but the desire to assist them in their growth towards a fuller life, never in a derogatory way, never demeaning them, always in love. The same attitude and reasoning is how we should reveal to them what they already know as sin but refuse to admit to themselves, but there is a grave difference between the two. A fault not corrected will not in most instances adversely affect their life, a sin unrepented of can affect their eternal soul, and in some cases the destination of that soul. “But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.” (Numb. 32:23)

If without a doubt this sin in the life of a person is clearly visible and can be validated as truth in the Word of God, you are to point it out to that person, if you have no log in your eye (Matt. 7:3) in this matter, then the Scriptures are clear, help your brother to remove that speck.

“For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:” is not an action that is well accepted these days by very many, they have been deceived into believing that all judging is judgmental, they have fixated on a singular verse, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” (Matt. 7:1) and have failed by wisdom and knowledge to apply correctly 2 Peter 1:20, “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation.” In fact, that word prophecy is still viewed incorrectly by many, believing it to mean the telling of a future event, and not the God granted ability to rightly discern the word of truth. (2 Tim. 2:15)

Even with intense and prolonged effort I will probably never be able to perform mathematical equations, it is indeed a fault of mine, I have attempted several times over my life to rectify this shortcoming, and finally came to the conclusion that it is beyond my capability. I am sorry to inform you of this, but I cannot help you with math, but by the grace of God I have been shown certain indisputable truths from the Holy Word of God, truths that can never be altered, the question is, are you willing to accept those truths, or are you one of those who would rather continue in a lie, in a sin, because it makes you feel more secure, because you do not want to be judged with righteous judgment?

Growing in the grace and knowledge of the Lord requires a desire to be corrected when wrong. “Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.” (Prov. 9:9)

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