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Jesus kept His promise.
Trustworthy’s definition is “able to be relied on as honest or truthful.” For someone to live an honest life, they must tell the truth. Telling the truth will make you trustworthy.
Jesus had a purpose:
“Jesus replied. “I was born for this, and I have come into the world for this: to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” (John 18:37 CSB)
Truth is not always pretty.
A few weeks ago, I stepped on the scale for the first time in months. The numbers staring back at me were not what I expected. According to my scale, I was up 13.4 pounds from a year ago. Not the news I wanted, but it was what I needed.
Trustworthiness begins with truth.
Jesus is trustworthy because He tells the truth. He came with a purpose, to help us understand our human condition. We are all sinners in need of grace. Only through Christ can we find the mercy we need. As we begin to experience Jesus’s presence in our lives, we’re to share His love with others.
Loving others well means being honest. We have to speak not only the truth to others but also to ourselves. When we talk, we should make sure we do so with love. Especially when chatting with yourself, use grace.
When I saw the truth of my weight, I realized I needed help. The first thing I did, text my friend Lori for accountability. Then I joined WW. Now I’ve lost twelve of the 13.4 pounds. My jeans are still snug, as Lori says, “the lie detector of fashion.” Instead of beating myself up about my weight, I gave myself grace. Then I called a friend.
Jesus is the friend you can always call. Think of what He did for you when tempted to lie. Become trustworthy by telling the truth in all things, with love.
Lord, thank You for Jesus and the truth He brought us. Jesus’s love for us is evident by His actions on the cross. Forgive us, Lord, for taking Jesus for granted. Forgive us for lying and not representing You well. Help us to forgive ourselves, Lord. Today, let us speak the truth in love as we become more trustworthy. IJNIP. Amen
Question for reflection
Do you give yourself grace?