Tuesday, March 8, 2011

John 3:20-21 -- On Doing Truth

"For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God."
John 3:20-21

This is interesting. It seems to be saying that we hide our actions when we aren't doing the right thing, and we don't hide our actions when we are doing the right things. Seems fairly intuitive, but then when we actually examine our lives... which things would it be okay with us if they were revealed to the world? Upon self-examination, I think that there are way too many things that I wouldn't want everyone to know... and these verses make a really good point, that if I don't want those things brought to the light, then are they bad things or good things? Another cool thing about these verses is that the comparison isn't between evil and good, but between evil and truth. How interesting. To me, that really highlights the connection between evil and falsehood... and our need to be completely honest and open in our lives. It's hard to adjust to that ideal sometimes because we live in a society of legal disclaimers and "need to know" information. But today, let's try it. Let's say only things that we aren't ashamed to share with the world. Let's not lie... even a little. Let's find a better way to deal with those situations. Let's bask in the light, and keep the darkness far away. :)

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