Feelings Do Not Define Truth

27 Mar

In light of something our guest speaker spoke on tonight, I wanted to post this post I read a few days ago on Josh Harris’ blog.

Josh Harris:

“My feelings are not God. God is God. My feelings do not define truth. God’s word defines truth. My feelings are echoes and responses to what my mind perceives. And sometimes–many times–my feelings are out of sync with the truth. When that happens–and it happens every day in some measure–I try not to bend the truth to justify my imperfect feelings, but rather, I plead with God: Purify my perceptions of your truth and transform my feelings so that they are in sync with the truth.

That’s the way I live my life every day. I hope you are with me in that battle.”

– John Piper, Finally Alive, pages 165-166

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