Freedom or Truth?
We often ask the question, "What is more important freedom or truth?" The answers vary. What do you think?
We think most people are quick to vote freedom because, frankly, it just sounds more fun. But the question quickly comes, "How great is freedom if you are living in a lie?" On the contrary, like Solzhenitsyn's Gulag we respect courageous stories where men lose all their freedoms, but still cling to the truth. Reminds me of Christ on the cross, as well as the cross that Jesus has asked us to bear. Maybe there is something beautiful to see inside of restriction? That is what the song Tie Me Down is all about:
I was wandering, You captured me
You tied me down just to set me free
Karla mentions this horribly challenging verse from the Psalms in the audio podcast.
Psalm 118:17–18 (NLT)
I will not die; instead, I will live
to tell what the LORD has done.
The LORD has punished me severely,
but he did not let me die.
I suppose, if we are looking for fluffy freedom in our spiritual sonship journey, we will have to stand at this crossroads for awhile.
Karla also mentions this book that you might want to check out especially if your work is building relationships, promoting a work, or sharing a message: Jab, Jab, Jab, Hook by Gary Vaynerchuck - https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/books/