FOR SOME REASON, my eyes opened at 3:30 this morning.
I couldn’t go back to sleep so I decided to look at Instagram.
The first picture on my feed was a print of Proverbs 23:23, made to look like an ad.
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In high school, I worked at Winn Dixie, Kroger and L&S Grocery. My favorite was L&S because they would bring out a sign painter to decorate up the windows with the deals of the week. When I read this verse this morning, I knew it has to be inked up this way. A new print for pre-sale in the shop tonight. Link in header.
We can buy pretty much whatever we want these days and have it delivered to our doors, but when I saw the print at what seemed like the crack of dawn it dawned on me I don’t always invest in the truth as much as I should.
It goes without saying we live in some crazy days full of “fake news” and falsehoods at every turn, which is why it’s all the more important to seek after truth and hold on to it.
There’s so much said about truth these days, and, I’ll be honest, some of it befuddles me.
I hear people say, “Speak your truth.”
The rest of what I’m about to say is unpopular, but the truth is we don’t all have a different truth.
The truth is the truth.
We need wisdom and understanding to determine where the truth is in all of the information available to us, which is why the writer noted they’re also necessary.
The older I get, the more wisdom and understanding I need.
The truth is, I need to live more like Jesus.
I don’t live like Him enough, which I guess is why I saw Proverbs 23:23 in the wee hours this morning.
First and foremost, my life needs to be invested in Jesus.
I invest it wrong a bunch, and I know will again, but — in a world where everybody speaks their truth — I know He is the truth.
I need to buy into Him, hold on to Him and not sell out to anything else.
This post is a response to Sue’s prompt, which is, “truth.”