Monday, 10 February 2014

THE PROFESSION AND THE PRACTICALITY OF TRUTH

Happy Monday readers and followers!

Have a lovely week.  Remember, don't stress this week. Take everything to God in prayer. Please, take out time today to read this post. Remember to share it with your friends.

It is a normal thing in the human journey to acquire knowledge (information) which becomes a part and parcel of our daily living. These information acquired stand as core truths and we grow in them. These truths become what we in turn use to convey certain messages to other people around us particularly when we are giving some form of advice or counsel.

Scriptures tell us that ‘we shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free’. There is freedom in knowing the truth. The reason for this freedom when we know the truth is because the truth registers within us and in the enclaves of our heart and we release freely to all without any form of limitation whatsoever. At this point the truth has become our profession.

As vital as our profession is in this context we seem to undermine the application or what I would otherwise call the practicality of this truth for our very own selves. It is quite easy to convey information to others but the self- application of this information or truth becomes a challenge. The question that arises at this point is how then can we overcome this challenge?

The only way through which this challenge can be overcome is by the test posed before our very own selves. As humans we are inclined not to appreciate any form of assessment as some are not easy to tackle when they come. God in His divine nature and reasoning had designed for tests to be the only way to ascertain whether or not we understood that truth which He had unveiled to us at differing points in time of our walk with Him to remember.

It’s also interesting that God is the only lecturer, teacher, instructor whose yardstick for measuring the addition of truth to our lives is by test which have the characteristic of pushing us in the opposite direction of the truth we have been taught. Till we are able to overcome the test continues coming in different dimensions.


I usually ask people in recent times about the truth that they have learnt under God or about the truth that they are currently learning under God or I asked them to outline the truth they have learnt under God and honestly state the ones that have registered in their heart.  However, this year 2014, there is a new dimension to this question and it goes thus- what is that truth you have being taught by God, how has it registered in your heart and to what extent have you been able to practicalise it for your own self?

This new dimension came when I discovered that I could not keep watch as a watchman to prevent something that ought not to happen from happening (let me keep the details) and I had being telling people that God has placed them as watchmen over the walls and they must function as thus. It is from this purview the issue of PROFESSION AND PRACTICALLITY OF TRUTH arose.

Child of God, the kind of life God expects you to live is a practical Christian life, hence satisfying the aspect of profession of truth is not enough, we must practicalise the same truth that we profess for our lives. Paul said that having preached the gospel may I not be a cast away.

Deducing from Paul's statement, there is the possibility of enlightening others, removing the veils from the eyes of others and not do so for oneself and end up in Hell. We all would say God forbid I end up in hell.

Beloved we must not only profess but practicalise the truth unveiled to us.

2014 God is interested in the unveiling of kingdom truth and principles as well as your compliance in practical terms to these truths he would be unveiling.

-   Oluwatosin Olatoye

About the writer: Tosin is a trained Lawyer. He lives in Warri, Nigeria.  Tosin has a passion for God and everything to do with living right for God.  Since I have known Tosin, every conversation that we have always revolves around building our faith in Christ.  

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