August 25, 2011
The Naked Truth!
Someone has related a time when driving one warm summer evening with her three young children in the car, that a woman in a convertible in front of them suddenly stood up and waved. She was completely naked. As this mother reeled in shock, her 5-year-old shouted from the back seat, "Mom! That lady isn't wearing a seat belt!"
Yes, that was the "naked truth"! It was obvious to this child she was involved in risky behavior. The child had apparently been taught well that remaining seated with the seatbelt on was the SAFE WAY to travel in a car. (Clothes, however, should not be optional either.)
What is the SAFE WAY to travel through life? What is the "naked truth" we must keep in mind? The Hebrew writer exhorted. . .
"(12) For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (13) And no creature is hidden from his sight, but ALL ARE NAKED AND EXPOSED TO THE EYES OF HIM TO WHOM WE MUST GIVE ACCOUNT." ( Hebrews 4:12-13 ESV)
Having the "belt of truth" fastened around us ( Ephesians 6:14) is the safest means of keeping us in our place as we travel through life. Regardless of the maniacs out on life's highway, God's Word is able to provide the discernment we need. Allowing it to penetrate deep into our life -- going to our heart to do its active work of guiding in the truth -- we need not fear being "exposed" to the One Who sees all and to Whom we will give an accounting for the manner in which we have lived. Also remember being clothed with Christ is not optional. ( Galatians 3:27; Romans 13:14)
Have a great day REMAINING EXPOSED TO GOD'S GUIDING WORD!
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