Speak Truth, Even When There Is A Price To Pay
- Category: Religion
- Published: Sunday, 17 November 2013 05:34
- Written by Rev. Dr. Henry Vernon
written by Rev. Dr. Henry Vernon
For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
One of life's greatest tests is whether to tell the truth when there may be a price to pay. Nathan the prophet did it when he pointed out King David's sins. Peter and John preached the Gospel even after the Jewish leaders told them to stop.
Jesus said "Yes" when Pontius Pilate asked Him, "Are You the King of the Jews?" And Daniel the prophet did it when the king of Babylon asked him to interpret the handwriting on the wall.
Even before Daniel translated the words written on the wall at the banquet, he told the king, "But you did not honor the God who holds in His hand your life and all your ways." (Daniel 5:23, NIV) Just saying that might have been enough to send the king into a rage.
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But Daniel went ahead and told the king exactly what God was saying through the writing on the wall: Your kingdom is over; your kingdom has been given to the Medes and Persians. Fortunately, Daniel did not suffer for his honesty. But he didn't know what the outcome of speaking the truth would be.
If God puts you in a place where the truth needs to be heard, it's for a reason: The truth needs to be heard! Speak humbly and honestly and entrust yourself to Him.
Honesty that can be trusted and respected is a very fragrant flower in the life of a Christian.
A. W. Tozer
2 Kings 22-23
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