“The truth is in Jesus”. If this is so, then this gives new meaning to Paul’s words when he says “Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another”. We have not put away simply words that are untrue. We have put away all things that are not consistent with the words of Jesus, the actions of Jesus, the instructions of Jesus. If the truth is in Jesus, then falsehood is all the things of humanity that deny all the facets of truth in Jesus.
Or as Paul calls describes it:
“The futility of their minds”
“Darkened in their understanding”
“Alienated from the life of God”
“Your former manner of life”
So as you consider how to put away falsehood, do not just watch your words. Does your manner of life appear more like your former ways or the life of Jesus? Does your thinking dwell on the things above or on things that are darkened by the flesh and futile? Consider how you can bring your life in more harmony with the truth that is in Jesus.
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