A woman stands before judge and jury, places one hand on the Bible and the other in the air, and makes a pledge. For the next few minutes, with God as her helper, she will “tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”
She is a witness. Her job is not to expand upon nor dilute the truth. Her job is to tell the truth. Leave it to the legal counsel to interpret. Leave it to the jury to resolve. Leave it to the judge to apply. But the witness? The witness speaks the truth. Let her do more or less and she taints the outcome. But let her do that–let her tell the truth–and justice has a chance.
In today’s episode, “Are You Offended by God’s Truth?” Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, Transformation Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Palos Verdes, California reminds us that our task in this life is to witness of God’s work and words to those around us and graciously accept the outcome as part of God’s will.
Let’s listen in now as Pastor Matt encourages the congregation in Palos Verdes to speak God’s truth … and let people choose to believe it or not.