And Nothing but the Truth
"The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth." Psalm 145:18
Speculation and disagreement fill the whole earth.
Arguments divide friends and families and facebook.
God only knows what the truth is.
He knows there are a few good men on this earth.
But good men as we are, we’re only human.
Our experiences and knowledge cannot prepare us for all that is to come.
God spares us the mystifying details that would only scare and confuse us.
We aren’t ready to know.
His people yearn to know when Jesus will return.
Will the rapture happen before or after the great tribulation?
But God’s word doesn’t make that clear.
For over 2000 years, Christians have watched for Jesus’ return. As the time draws ever nearer, we wonder what life will look like before, during, and after the second coming.
And we want to know when.
Yet the Bible tells us, “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Matthew 13:32
Jesus doesn’t even know! Quite literally, God only knows. God, the Father, that is.
Back in the days when Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt, the Bible says, “With your own eyes you saw those great trials, those signs and great wonders. But to this day the Lord has not given you a mind that understands or eyes that see or ears that hear.” Deuteronomy 29:3-4
Doesn’t that sound like today?
Jesus told His disciples, “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth [the Holy Spirit], comes, he will guide you into all the truth.” John 16:12-13
Essentially, God is telling us, you can’t handle the truth.
Unlike Colonel Jessup in A Few Good Men, our good God protects us with pure motives and merciful grace.
Our heavenly Father shields us from harsh realities until the time comes when we must deal with them. Meanwhile, Jesus encourages us with nothing but the truth.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble.
But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33