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Roadblock Series: Truth

Roadblock Series: Truth

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The first roadblock in our series is a tough one. It took me well into my adulthood to figure out I would avoid my Bible or quiet time with God because…

I might be avoiding the truth.

Truth can be hard to hear. When we are faced with a conflict or a passion that doesn’t align with God’s will for our lives, things can get uncomfortable. The Bible is a truth-teller, it doesn’t let us off the hook.

The Bible is supposed to bring us comfort, right? That means the words in God’s book are supposed to make us feel uncomfortable in the things that don’t align with the Gospel. The Bible reveals the nature of our soul, it discovers our thoughts and motivations.

We need to feel uncomfortable to understand where our comfort comes from.

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
— Hebrews 4:12

Here’s the thing about learning the truth, we become responsible to it. We grow into better human beings when we learn truth and apply it to our lives. We are better equipped to step into the life God designed for us and do the work He has called us to do.

When we learn the truth, it also means we are responsible to share it with others. We are called to be like Jesus and what He did so well, was make disciples. He shared the Word of God with others and guided them toward eternal life with the truth of God’s promises.

The way we overcome this roadblock is to face the truth. Embrace the promises, stories, and encouragement in the pages of the Bible. Remember that this Book is a love letter from God himself, carefully and tenderly written so that you and I can know Him intimately.


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This post is a part of the Roadblock Series. Each post focuses on a roadblock we may encounter when reading the Bible.

Other Posts in this series:

  1. Introduction

  2. I might be avoiding the truth.

  3. Is the Bible relevant to me?

  4. I’m too busy to read the Bible.

  5. I’ll just take their word for it.

  6. The Bible overwhelms me.

Roadblock Series: Relevant

Roadblock Series: Relevant

Roadblock Series: Five Reasons We Don't Read The Bible

Roadblock Series: Five Reasons We Don't Read The Bible

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