At the battle of Bothwell Brig, the ammunition of the Covenanters ran out. They were waiting for a barrel of bullets, but instead, a barrel of raisins was sent to them. So they sat down in defeat. Today, as then, the soldiers of Jesus Christ must have less confectionery and more of the Truth of God. We must have our loins girt about with truth.
(Eph. 6. 14)
The nimble lie
Is like the second hand upon the clock;
We see it fly: while the hour hand of truth
Seems to stand still, and yet it moves unseen,
And wins at last, for the clock will not strike
Till it has reached its goal.—H. W. Longfellow
Ps. 43. 3; Prov. 23. 23)
It fortifies my soul to know
That, though I perish, Truth is so:
That, howsoe'er I stay and range,
Whate'er I do, Thou dost not change:
I steadier step when I recall
That, if I slip, Thou dost not fall.—Clough
Christians are to speak the whole truth without distortion, diminution, or exaggeration. The word of a Christian ought to be his bond, every syllable being the expression of "truth in the inward parts." The sacred majesty of truth is ever to characterize and hallow all his communications.—Eadie
There was a young lady named Ruth,
Who had a great passion for truth.
She said she would die
Before she would lie,
And she died in the prime of her youth.
Women do not really like to deceive their husbands, but they are too tender-hearted to make them unhappy by telling them the truth.
Nature ... has buried truth deep in the bottom of the sea.—Democritus.
"Tis strange—but true; for truth is always strange, Stranger than fiction."—Byron.