Christ is perfectly honest.
Jesus Christ tells us the truth. What a gift that is, especially when we don’t want to hear it, because what we don’t want to hear is what destroys us. Just how bracing that truth is can at times be breathtaking.
For example, read the seven letters Jesus sent to the seven churches in Revelation chapters 2–3. For example, he said to the Ephesians: “I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.” (Revelation 2:3–5). After those letters, the churches knew exactly where they stood.
But thankfully Jesus Christ also speaks the truth that our souls long to hear and that only he can reveal.
He said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28–30)
Jesus said, “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).
He said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand” (John 10:27–29).
In a world of deception and confusion, Jesus Christ alone tells us perfect truth through his Word. Thank God for the gift of the Bible and the gift of the Holy Spirit who enables us to understand it! Thank God for a great Redeemer who knows and tells us the truth.
Give his truth your full attention. Read it daily. Memorize it. Believe it. Walk in it.