JOHN 3:20-21 For every wrongdoer hates (loathes, detests) the Light and will not come out onto the Light, but shrinks from it, lest his works —his deeds, his activities, his conduct — be exposed and reproved.
21. But he who practices truth — who does what is right — comes out into the Light; so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are, wrought with God — divinely prompted, done with God’s help, in dependence upon Him. Amp.
Truth – d) the quality or state of being true.
True – d) faithful, loyal, reliable, certain, in accordance with the fact, not false.
Light – c) luminousness
Luminousness – d) giving off light, clear, readily understood.
In the beginning the earth was without form and there was only darkness. It was probably the way it looks in outer space. What is dark matter except darkness without the presence of God. He said “Let there be Light” and He separated the Light from the darkness. He is doing the same today.
When Adam and Eve sinned they hid from God. The Light was showing the truth of what they had done and they were ashamed. No one likes to feel bad about themselves. So many run and hide from God because they run away from the truth that will convict them and cause pain.
What is the truth? We cannot run from God. He sees everything and knows all about us in every way. So it is really pointless to run from God. Eventually we will all have to face Him. It is so much better to face Him now and repent than to hang on to something that will steal eternity from us.
2 Cor. 4:6 For God Who said, Let light shine out of darkness, has shown in our hearts so as to beam forth the Light for illumination of the knowledge of the majesty and glory of God as it is manifest in the Person and is revealed in the face of Jesus Christ, the Messiah.
He is blessing us with the greatest gift possible. Everything we need is wrapped up in Jesus and placed in our hearts when we repent of our sin, believe on Him and invite Him in. What foolishness it is to run away from such a wonderful God who only wants to make things so much better for us.
When we seek His face we are searching for Jesus. When you fall in love with someone, the main thing you are attracted to is their face. When we fall in love with Jesus we want so desperately to see Him more and more, especially His face. That is just what the scripture is giving to us — Knowledge of His Majesty and Glory as is revealed to us in the face of Jesus!
So it is definitely possible to see his face. What happens when His face is revealed? The Father is revealed in Jesus. Darkness leaves and we are illuminated with His Glory and Majesty. Why would we run away from that? If there is something in us that stops us from seeing His face, we should want nothing more than for it to be removed quickly! So we should always come into the Light and we will if we practice truth.
Satan is the father of lies and will always lie to you about something. The lord requires Truth in the inward parts. We must examine our hearts and pour them out to the Lord often. We do not want any false thing within us.
Psalm 15:1-2 Lord, who shall abide in Thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in Thy holy hill?
2. He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh truth in his heart.
SUBJECT — TRUTH — CH SPURGEON
He only is right who is upright in walk and downright in honesty. His faith shows itself by good works and therefore is not dead faith. Saints not only desire to love and speak truth with their lips, but they seek to be true within; they will not lie even in the closet of their hearts, for God is there to listen.