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GLMX #165: "The Truth Works"

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Daniel Whyte III

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When the last season of ABC's popular show "Scandal" ended, viewers were left wondering who had leaked Olivia Pope's affair with the president. When the third season premiered this week, the famed "fixer" was at the center of her own scandal. As Pope comes up with a plan to face the American public regarding the revelations about her own life, the president suggests that they just tell the truth. After a pause, Olivia says, "the truth works."

Perhaps, some of us can identify being in a situation such as the one Olivia finds herself in -- having done something wrong, and now trying to figure out what to do about it. Of course, there is one part of us that does not want to tell the truth about our own wrongdoings. We fear that others may not like us any more. We fear that we will lose favor and support. However, if we remember that old saying, "honesty is the best policy," we will realize the benefits of telling the truth even on ourselves.

The truth works because it sets us free. The Bible tells us that we are lost in our sins and that without the shed blood of Jesus Christ, we can never get free from the bondage of sin. If we are unwilling to admit our wrongdoing, we can never gain forgiveness, healing, and redemption.

Sometimes, we tend to think that we are better than other people because their problems happen to be in the public eye. However, the truth is, we have our own set of sins that we must deal with. The Bible tells us in Romans 3:10, "There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one." Even Olivia Pope, whose job it is to fix other people's problems, has problems of her own.

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