But Jesus said, "the truth shall make you free!" Learning truth should set one's mind free, it should be liberating. Going through the process of gaining knowledge of truth is exactly what education is all about. Study is aimed at searching for truth. Knowing truth equips a person to successfully deal with whatever situation might confront him.
Certainly, some points of truth can be inconvenient, even painful. But even in those cases, the truth is still the truth. Running from it, pretending it doesn't exist, refusing to believe it does not change the fact that it is the truth.Denying the reality of truth in a given situation ultimately makes it harder to deal with that situation. A person who is injured from a fall, examined, x-rayed, and subsequently diagnosed with a broken leg can refuse to believe that his leg is broken. He can even refuse to see a doctor for fear of what the truth may be. That will not change the fact, however, that his leg is broken. Denying the truth, refusing to believe it will only make his life more difficult.
Many people refuse to face the truth that their spiritual lives are a mess. Their defense mechanism is to simply not think about it. But not thinking about their spiritual state, refusing to deal with it realistically will not help them. "For the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23).
The only thing that will help you get your life in order is to get into God's word, search out the truth, and properly apply it to your life. Why not take the first step right now. Enroll in the free Bible study offered in this bulletin. Learn the truth. It will set you free!