You won’t find “The truth hurts” in the Bible. The truth of that popular proverb is so obvious that human beings came up with it on their own, without a special revelation from God. But nobody knows how true it is more than God does.
Just ask Jesus Christ. Jesus spoke nothing but the truth and was the Truth. But precisely because he told the truth, people hated him. And because they hated him, they killed him. If we’re his disciples, we’ll do what he did and, as Jesus told us, should expect to be treated as he was (John 15:18-20).
So the truth hurts. But it also sets us free.
(c) Copyright 2007, A. Milton Stanley