We all love a good story and the best stories are epic battles between good and evil. Your typical story will be a good guy laying waste to some bad guys, then the leader of the bad guys defeats the good guy until some moral lesson is learned. The story ends when the good guy finally beats the bad guy. In our human made stories, it is generally easy to see who is good and who is bad in the story, but real life is not like the movies. In a real battle, we all think that we are the good guys and we all think that our enemy is the bad guy. Though this is a human reality of arguments, and we should seek wisdom in these matters to hopefully battle less, but that is even more imperative when we are battling with God.
In our post last week I talked about the various failing of the apostles and how those failures did not impact our Savior's love for us. I had a series of technical difficulties and though I could have included Judas's sin, I opted not to at the time, but since Judas was the motivation for the whole article, I wanted to take time today to write about him in more detail.
In my teenage years I started to listen to heavy metal music, one of my favorites being Motley Crue. At that time, I never thought about names of bands, but I later learned that motley is phrase referencing diversity but it generally has a negative connotation. I am not writing on a metal band today, but a different motley crew, the apostles.
If you are familiar with the famous DISC profile, than you may well know that a high C personality loves rules and will do everything possible to follow them. I want my accountant to be a high C personality because I know that none of the complicated IRS rules will be broken in my taxes; he will not knowingly let anything slip through the cracks in my tax preparation. To contrast this, a high D personality will justify every broken law in order to better the cause he is working for.
Truth is best defined as "fidelity to a standard" meaning that something is true if it matches the object that it is defined by. God commanded the Israelites to have honest measures to weigh out quantities of foods for payment or sacrifice.
"Like Father Like Son" is a statement that we sometimes hear around our world today. It is an unfair analogy and it unjustly hurts people whom are judged by a family member's conduct. It happened to me in high school. I, like my brother, played in various band courses but in my tenth grade year when my brother was a senior, he was not the favorite student of the band director.