1. Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be. The truth of history constitutes its whole value. We rely on the truth of the scriptural prophecies.
My mouth shall speak truth Proverbs 8:7.
Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth John 17:17.
When speaking about my Christian walk, and basing my walk on biblical standards, truth is an essential part. I have to put my flesh aside and be guided by the spirit.
I don’t find it easy at times because Truth hurts sometimes. Or at the least it convicts. It is difficult to nourish relationships if they are not biblical. No matter how much it hurts, believers in Christ must put Christ first and that isn’t easy sometimes. Truth is if they are twisting your words or if they are misleading others about your true character, you should love them and pray for them, like it says in scripture https://biblehub.com/matthew/5-44.htm
But the word DOES NOT SAY you must keep fellowship with them or keep trying to change them. Only God gives the increase. Give them the Gospel, pray for them, don’t repay evil for evil. Romans 12:17-21 KJV and Luke 12:32-39 KJV
17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.18If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.20Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
32Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is heaven.34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.37He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 39He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
Food for thought,