THAT WE MAY GROW
“But speaking the truth in love, may GROW up into him in all things,
which is the head, even Christ”
Men who have no desire to know the truth about themselves really do not desire the truth at all. Truth can only reveal the LIVING ONE and in the revelation of HIM we are immediately aware of our own condition. His Word is living and sharp and those who minister it faithfully must not rob it of its force and power. If we are to develop and grow up INTO HIM who is the HEAD of this glorious Body it is imperative that we speak the TRUTH. Without TRUTH, what do we have? Without TRUTH I am left to my own opinions and concepts. Without Truth I have no hope of ever GROWING into HIS LIKENESS. If we negate “speaking the truth” to one another we are left with a religion that has no fire, no strength or conviction and one that produces nothing valid or noteworthy. How can we expect to GROW if we do not have faithful brothers and sisters sharing truth in love to one another?
We live in a time when truth is watered down. In so doing it is robbed of its power and ability to make men and women instruments of righteousness and power. People withdraw from any expression that brings them to places of decision and choice. It is far easier to live with a religion that makes no demands on our personal lives. The ministration of TRUTH brings us to the awful realization of the call to “pick up our own cross” and follow HIM. It makes no allowances for self. It will not compromise with the desire to “save our lives”. It is come to make us in thought, word and deed a living expression of HIM who alone is true.
“For everyone who does evil hates the light and does not come to the light,
lest his deeds should be exposed”
King David, however, was a man after God’s Heart; this is a cry from one WHO LOVED THE TRUTH!
“Let the righteous strike me; It shall be a kindness.
And let him rebuke me; it shall be as excellent oil;
Let my head not refuse it”
It is a cry from one who knew he NEEDED the truth. He was interested in becoming true. It is a DAY for speaking truth, doing truth and loving truth. The people of God need to so interact in truth that we MAY GROW UP INTO HIM becoming one BODY IN CHRIST for there is only ONE HEAD!