Truth wears well. Time tests it, but it endures the trial very well.
If then, I have spoken the truth and have for the present to suffer for
it, I must be content to wait.
If also I believe the truth of God and
endeavor to declare it, I may meet with much opposition, but I need not
fear, for ultimately the truth must prevail.
What a poor thing is the temporary triumph of falsehood! “a lying
tongue is but for a moment!”
It is a mere gourd which comes up in a
night and perishes in a night; and the greater its development the more
obvious its decay.
On the other hand, how worthy of an immortal being is
the affirmation and defense of that truth which can never change; the
everlasting gospel, which is established in the immutable truth of an
An old proverb says, “He that speaks truth shames the devil.”
Certainly, he that speaks the truth of God will put to shame all the
devils in hell and confound all the seed of the serpent which now hiss
out their falsehoods.
Dear friend, take care that you are always on the side of truth, both
in small things and great; but specially, on the side of Him by whom
grace and truth have come among men!