Truth because he cares

I remember a story about man and his horse. The horse’s job was to take people here or there in wagons, and even to pull logs through the forest after it had been cleared.

But the horse’s owner was increasingly frustrated because it kept bumping into things. As a result, it was bordering on dangerous. Later, he figured out the problem. The horse had gone blind in one eye. No wonder it seemed clumsy! 

Well, my friends, we too are walking through life half-blind (metaphorically speaking) if we are not rooted in the truth of God.

You’re right. There are times when some people seem to go on and on about God’s truth. It feels like you’re getting walloped on the head. Who knows, perhaps you think that I’m one of those people! But don’t forget that God’s truth is an expression of his deep care for you. 

These are confusing times. What should our priorities be? Our loving God tells us! Seek him and his ways. Pray and study the Bible. Love the people around you. Help others. Be humble and holy.

Or, you know, maybe there are in fact better priorities like scrolling mindlessly on social media while making passive aggressive comments, or yelling at the T.V., or wasting your money, or neglecting key relationships, or engaging in arguments with people about issues no one will remember in five years…

John 16:13: “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.”

God’s truth is an expression of his care. His wisdom leads us forward through the fog. 


Notes: 

–Latest Podcast: “Trials, joy & perseverance – a talk with Dan Scott.” How watching his house burn down as a child, and living through his family’s response, shaped a man of deep faith. Click here to listen, or look for ‘The Pulse Podcast with Matthew Ruttan’ wherever you subscribe to podcasts: iTunes (Apple), Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or TuneIn.

–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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