Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Chaplain's Corner

Guest blogger, Chaplain Paul, is one of the most effective chaplains in America today. He is an emergency responder to every situation.

Hey, this is the Chaplain again.

Do you know the difference between 'Facts' and 'Truth'? There is a big difference between the two.

Facts have to do with the details of: who, what, when, where, and how. Truth encompasses much more than just the facts; it's rooted in significance and meaning. Truth deals more with - why.

You may know the facts of an event or situation, but only as you understand the meaning or significance of what happened can you come to know the truth. Ultimately, truth has an eternal, divine aspect to it. All real truth comes from God. And all real truth points to God.

Your quest in life should be for more than just the facts; you need to understand life in the context of God's eternal purposes. You must seek to have His understanding and to know what things mean from His perspective. In the Gospel of John, Jesus tells us,
"When you have the Holy Spirit in you, He will guide you into all real truth, because He is the Spirit of truth." (John 16:13)
Jesus teaches that only the Holy Spirit can lead you to real truth. He can reveal to you why things happen, how they fit into God's plan, and what you should expect as a result.

When you're faced with puzzling situations or difficult problems, ask the Lord for His truth.



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