Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


December 2, 2010

"You can't handle the truth," shouts the line from the courtroom drama A Few Good Men.  But I say it may be, "We don't even want the truth!"

So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter. Truth is nowhere to be found and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.
                                                                                                                         - Isaiah 59:14,15 TNIV

Isaiah sees a day when truth is not a value, maybe it's even held in contempt. 

If truth is not a value, what is? Cosmetics, appearance, a facade at best, and at worst injustice, lies, and falsehood.  I have two thoughts: Society will not work for long in such a world, and if followers of God are not grounded in's a vain facade. Isaiah preaches for truth and justice. He summons us to examine the role of truth that guides our lives.


Dale Patterson