If satan is the accuser of the brethren, then why do we line up on his side and accuse our brethren? And if he is called a liar, then why are we so easily deceived?
On the other hand, if Jesus is truth, then why do we so often not walk in truth but in deception?
Could it be that it all comes down to whom we choose to serve and how much we allow Him to have our hearts? Knowing truth is being able to see His heart, then to see our hearts in the light of His heart. That should be the basis of our Christian life. It is only the pure in heart who shall truly know what He is like. Ascending into the place of His heart causes us to be more transparent before Him and gives us a more perfect view of our motives.
God wants to wash off all the cosmetics on the faces of our hearts and expose the ugly blemishes of pretense and fakeness; but we have to let Him do it. The thing is…He exposes our darkness with such gentleness and tenderness. Don’t you just love Him for that? It is with a sense of trembling that I pray the prayer of King David in Psalm 139:23-24 (NKJV), “23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties;24 And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.”
God has placed on us a demand to overcome our old nature, which is often like an old pair of shoes we love to wear and relax in. We become comfortable in the sin-place where we are. He desires us to be conquerors as the Holy Spirit exposes our foes to us. Do we realize there may be errors inside us that are actually ruling us without our being aware of them? Or, we may grasp the truth of what is inside us, but do we know the means to be free from our errors and strongholds…the things that rule us?
I believe freedom comes from our not being complacent and satisfied where we are, but by renouncing and repenting from falsehoods and strongholds. This comes only by becoming truthful with ourselves. We need to realize that when we know the truth, we must step into His grace, acknowledge our shortcomings and accept His forgiveness, knowing He will give us the privilege to walk pure and forgiven before Him. Oh, what a precious and dear Savior He is Who carries our heavy burdens and makes them light, as only He can. Truth in itself does not necessarily make us free. It is the knowing and applying the truth for ourselves that makes us free.
Above we have a picture of our precious Savior, and I hear Him say, “I gave My life for you so you can be with Me forever. I am the Truth, and knowing Me will set you free from doubt and fear. Come to Me and I will free you from your chains of bondage and enslavement.”