Powerpoint - February 7, 2018

What To Do When the Truth Hurts You

February 7

Truthful lips endure forever,
            but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Proverbs 12:19

I heard about a man who was on a wilderness expedition and got lost. He was in survival mode, and had become very hungry. When he found a spotted owl (an endangered species), he killed it, and ate it. Well, after he got home, it was discovered he’d eaten the owl and he was taken to court.

He pleaded before the judge, “Your Honor, I was starving. I had to kill the spotted owl in order to live.” “Okay,” the judge said, “I’ll dismiss the charges in your case. But tell me, what did the spotted owl taste like?”

The man thought for a minute and said, “More tender than a condor, but not as tough as a whooping crane.”

Sometimes, the truth hurts. It gets us into more trouble than a lie would. But even in those times, God wants us to be truthful and leave the results up to Him, trusting that our situation will be resolved according to His will through our obedience.

So even when the truth hurts you, tell it anyway and trust that God will work everything out for your good and His glory.

TELL THE TRUTH EVEN WHEN IT HURTS YOU AND TRUST GOD TO WORK IT OUT FOR YOUR GOOD.



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