John 14:6 “Jesus said to him; ‘I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me.’ “

The Father of truth and the father of  lies….

The moment was a tense one.  Rosalie Elliott had made it to the fourth round of a national spelling contest in Washington.  The eleven-year-old from South Carolina had been asked to spell the word “avowal.”  In her soft southern accent she spelled the word, but the judges were not able to determine if she had used an “a” or an “e” as the next to the last letter.  They debated among themselves for several minutes as they listened to tape recording playbacks.

The crucial letter, however, was too accent-blurred to decipher.   Finally, the chief judge put the question to the only person who knew the answer.

“Was the letter an ‘a,’ or was it an ‘e’?”  he asked Rosalie.  By this time, being surrounded by whispering young spellers, Rosalie knew the correct spelling of the word.  Still, without hesitation, she replied that she had misspelled the word, and she walked from the stage.

The entire audience stood and applauded, including some fifty newspaper reporters.  The moment was a heartwarming and proud one for her parents.  Even in defeat, she was a victor.  Indeed, more has been written about Rosalie Elliott over the years than about the “unknown” winner of the event!

Being a person of truth, even when it goes against you, will bring great honor.

The father of lies…

John 8:44b “he (the devil) was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”

There can be no exception for speaking only truth!

1 Samuel 2:30  “Them that honor Me I will honor.”

The Father of Truth

John 14:6 “And Jesus said unto them, I am the way, the truth and the life, no one can come unto the Father, but by Me.”

 Which one do you subscribe to this morning……