The Truth Detector
It’s better to tell the truth than to avoid telling a lie.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a lie detector test? When you think about it, you envision yourself in a chair with some wires taped to your forehead and your chest (or wherever it is they stick those wires), and some expert in a white shirt asking you some direct questions to see if you’re telling the truth. Even if you want to tell the truth, you can see yourself sweating under the hot lights.
Don’t think of the Bible as a lie detector and God as the guy asking you questions in order to trip you up. The Bible is a truth detector that shows us the right way to live. When we study God’s Word and discover for ourselves how He wants us to think and act, we can easily see that anything contrary to God’s standard isn’t the truth at all.
Scripture [will]…make us realize what is wrong in our lives. 2 Timothy 3:16