Wednesday, April 6, 2011

No Fudge in Heaven

From Wiktionary:
fudge (third-person singular simple present fudges, present participle fudging, simple past and past participle fudged)
  1. (intransitive) To try to avoid giving a direct answer; to waffle or equivocate.
    When I asked them if they had been at the party, they fudged.

  2. To alter something from its true state, as to hide a flaw or uncertainty. Always deliberate, but not necessarily dishonest or immoral.
    The results of the experiment looked impressive, but it turned out the numbers had been fudged.
    I had to fudge the lighting to get the color to look good.

Human beings fudge. We fudge in order to handle our reality.  We are broken sinners, but, instead of being honest about that, we settle for less than absolute truth. We get by.  If we didn't, we'd go nuts.

God doesn't. Instead, God deals with our reality with total truth and total love. God is the only one who can do that. God does that at the cross. That's the only place where truth and love can get along (Psalm 85:10).

When we know Jesus and what he's done for us, we don't need to fudge either.  With Jesus, we can be honest.  With God, we can be true.

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