What does it mean that the truth will set you free. Are defending and truth telling counter? But we are also called to be shrude and wise? How do I balance this and follow God’s lead?

And how do I balance Romans 8 and 12?

Is goodness and mercy in not defending?

Is giving goodness and mercy about revealing truth?

How do I follow. I listen. And I know what to do but I don’t know what it looks like in practical application in this situation. How do I give mercy? what does it look like, how do I be wise? how do I gift goodness? how does that all fit into truth? It real isn’t about assets and for me it never has been. I am told it IS about assets but I don’t understand that. I never have. It is NOT about assets; it is about life and finding God there in the midst. It is about goodness and mercy in the midst of sin.