Borrowed Truths

Go To Him

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Borrowed Truths

Go To Him

I call them “Distance people,” but not in the sense that they keep their distance from you, but just the opposite.

“And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.” (Zech. 13:6)

How many times have you heard of a couple getting divorced because of an extra marital affair that happened years before? This may sound oxymoronic, but only friends keep the deepest secrets from each other, and then for fear of losing that friendship, at times it may be though so as not to cause undo emotional harm to the one who is truly their friend, as much as the word implies friendship to them.

“And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.” (Matt. 26:50)

Jesus knew Judas Iscariot was going to betray Him, He knew before the foundation of the world was created. I wonder, when our Lord walked this earth, the first time that He saw Judas, what was the expression on His face, did the cross and all that was going to happen to Him flash into His mind? Did our Lord ever have an in-depth, deeply personal conversation with His betrayer, perhaps not telling him directly what he would do in a few years, how he would betray Him, but about the love of money, about the joys of heaven and the sufferings of hell.

He called him His friend in the garden.

You should be Spiritually aware enough to understand that you cannot hide anything from the Almighty, not even your thoughts. “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?” (Psalm 139:7) But do you see the Lord as friend enough to tell Him about your deepest, yes, we can even call them, your most depraved thoughts, or do you simply presuppose that He already knows them, so there is no reason to bring them up in your prayers?

We can hide much from those we know, and truth be told, not everything would be edifying if it was brought up, but it is different if you are going to call someone your friend, that word should mean something more than special.

“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;” (1st Cor. 13:4-5)

Ask yourself this, can the word love, or perhaps it is charity in your Bible, be replaced with the word “friend?”

That love of friendship is what David and Jonathan had, it is what John knew, it is what Paul and every person who serves the Lord Jesus Christ for the glory of God should know, but do we? What is it that you are attempting to hide from the Lord that deep inside you realize that He already knows? What is it about yourself that you do not want to talk to Him about? “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” (Heb. 4:13)

You have only one person that you can confide in on the deepest and most personal level, and it is not your spouse, your sister or brother, or anyone else walking on this earth today. There is only One who will never judge you incorrectly, who will always be willing to listen, who will always be willing to help no matter what it is. Nothing hidden, nothing glossed over, open to the most possible end, that is the Friend you can talk to about anything.

The Lord Jesus Christ died for your sins, all of them, He knows you better than you know yourself, nothing about you will surprise Him. Go to Him often, empty yourself at His feet, and He will lift you up.

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