Someone sent me a link they other day to test to self-diagnose how much like a Pharisee you are in your thinking. It’s cute and makes some incredible points. I like the first one best of all and referred to it in our most recent podcast, “A Death Worth Dying.” But it bears repeating here for those who might miss it there.
To a Pharisee, “truth is more important than love.”
To the spiritually healthy, “Love is the most important part of truth.”
Isn’t that a great way to say it? In Jesus love and truth come together. You don’t have to sacrifice truth in the name of love, and truth dispersed without love really isn’t the truth at all. If only we followers of Christ would live like that, the world would not be turned off by our passion for the truth we have found in him.