Ps 119:160 – “The entirety of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.” NKJV
In the 21st century TRUTH seems to be anything but absolute and often appears to be a moving target. There seems to be “truth” that is relative. “Truth” that is situational. “Truth” that is conditional but rarely do we encounter an acknowledgment of “truth” that is absolute. That is tragic and spells deep troubles for man.
Jesus prayed in John 17:17, “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” In John 8 Jesus instructed His followers, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Our LORD declared in John 14:6, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Paul identified part of the Spiritual Armor in Ephesians 6 as including “the belt of truth”. Pilate asked Jesus as our LORD stood before Him in John 18:38, “What is truth?”
In the Garden of Eden, at the fall of mankind via Adam and Eve, we find they believed THE LIE and were damned. If there is THE LIE then there is THE TRUTH. Too often we seem to be willing to accept partial truth as THE TRUTH and in so doing we are adopting THE LIE as our guide. Some consider it justifiable to present less than full disclosure and call it truth when the reality is that because it is not complete and is deceptive it is not TRUTH and if it is not TRUTH then it is a LIE.
Jesus said that THE TRUTH would set or make us free! Only truth has that ability. Just as the devil is the father of lies and the truth cannot be found in Him, Jesus is truth and no lie can be found in Him. It is through Jesus who is the WAY, the TRUTH that we come to LIFE because He is LIFE. Truth is the doorway to redemption. Truth has the power to break the chains of bondage and deception. Truth will free the soul, heart and mind and thereby infuse health into the body. Truth bring peace.
What happened to truth in today’s world? How did we come to the place where we are willing to call good evil and evil good? How did we reach the juncture that we were willing to believe an account that is only partially true as being THE TRUTH? We reached there because the master deceiver has been working for generations to condition us to “situational ethics” and “political correctness” that cries for TOLERANCE when in fact the tolerance promoted is only COMPROMISE of our convictions and the Word of God.
I don’t know about you but I have chosen to stand on the side of TRUTH and Him who is TRUTH. I will proclaim the Gospel message in truth and in so doing will include the Cross for without it there is not hope for mankind.
God bless you as you go through this day walking in TRUTH!