Away From Illusions

We live in a different time. I remember when I was younger, I would go to the library and search through the card catalog to find books for research so that I could seek out truth. I would watch the local news and feel confident that the journalists were doing deep dives to get the facts to present to us. There was no internet back then; however, when I was a teenager, we got access to the Internet and the world has never been the same. We have social media driving us. Journalism of old is hard to find. You have to seek out the truth more now than ever.

The Psalmist writes in Psalm 119:37, “Help me turn my eyes away from illusions so that I pursue only that which is true; drench my soul with life as I walk in Your paths” (TPT). This is the prayer on my heart right now. Truth is important. Time is short. Life is but a breath. It is important that we can weed out that which is true from that which is false. This requires God’s wisdom. This requires God’s Word. This requires patience and perseverance that come from God. 

The Bible says, “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (Matthew 6:22-23 ESV). What you see is important. What you take in is important. May you do all that you can to take in truth. Start with God’s Word. Let God be your plumb line. When you see or hear something, do not react with emotions first. Use all that God has provided to measure the truth. Dig deeper. Ask for open eyes to see. Ask that He turn your eyes away from any illusions that you may encounter today.

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