8. Reality Test

Man stepping off wall defies reality testSome psychology courses recommend we don’t challenge delusions—fixed, false beliefs that are resistant to reason or confrontation with actual fact. But who consistently holds lies so close that the lie becomes reality? Who creates their own parallel world invisible to others but granite-hard to the keeper? Is this the exclusive domain of crazies, or do we all cling to some distorted imitation of facts? Do we cherish resentment? Do we choose anxiety? Do we wallow in greed or bask in superiority?

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Jesus is the truth—not a truth, or the greatest truth, but the one and only truth. We measure the realness of everything else by how much it looks like Him, like what He says, like what He creates. He confronts our shadowy labyrinths, challenges us to defy our own nature, and pleads with us to agree with Him. Repentance is when we do. Sin is when we don’t.

So, how is He using you to reconcile your worlds—internal and external—to His Kingdom?

John 1:1-5, John 3:16-21, John 1:14, John 14:6

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