before Him in love…
I have spoken these words, I have taught them to my children…truth always win! I do believe that. I know it won’t always win tomorrow, but eventually it will win.
HOWEVER…in the past, when I said “Truth will win!” it was because I believed God was in control and He would show His power. Truth would win as a means of punishing the one or ones who were not truthful. It was the fire and brimstone kind of faith. There are four little words at the end of Ephesians 1:5 that has changed my perspective: before Him in love.
Truth will win, not to show God’s judgment but to show His love. Everything He does is to draw us to Him, not punish us. I was amazed at the amount of fire and brimstone I was hoping to see. Yes, hoping to see. How had I miss the love part? How had I not seen that before?
Shortly after I came to this realization, I read Ezekiel 36:22-36; It is not for your sake that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name….
I have to remind myself daily that I am called to love, not pass judgement. I want truth to win so those involved will see God’s love. God will act, but not because I think He should. God will act for the sake of His holy name…so that we can all stand before Him in love.