what is your truth?
Feb 23, 2020 8:21 AM
Many ‘truths’ appear in the world today. One group has theirs, another theirs; through different one from the other, still it’s ‘their truth.’ For some there is a great division between truth, for others only a word here, a word there but still different and still ‘their truth.’ Is truth fluid, is it subject to change or left to personal interpretation as millions would have us believe? What is truth?
Jesus answered; ‘My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would have been fighting that I might not be delivered over to the Jews, but My kingdom is not from this world.’ Then Pilate said to Him; ‘So you are a king?’ JESUS answered, ‘You say I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world – to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to My voice.’ Pilate said to Him…’What is truth?’
Abortion, homosexuality, the absence of God in our school systems, unity of religions, diversity within Christian circles…the list is endless – all claim and eagerly share their ‘truth.’ Paul Joseph Goebbels, Adolph Hitler’s propaganda minister in Nazi Germane reportedly said; ‘If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself.’ In his book The Grand Design Stephen Dawkins wrote; ‘One can’t prove that God doesn’t exist, but science makes God unnecessary…the laws of physics can explain the universe without the need for a creator.’ Truth? Stephen Dawkins thought so. Hitler had his truth, Goebbels, Pilate… you, me; we all have our truth, at least what we perceive to be truth, but can we be deceived? Can we believe the lie long enough that for us it becomes the truth? So what is truth?
Truth is believing in what you can’t see, finding your way following the road map set forth in, what you believe is God’ Word, by those who have gone on before. Truth is trusting in what you can’t see, hoping when all seems hopeless, believing for the impossible. Truth is believing in a Saviour even though you can’t see Him or touch Him yet you know He is near. Truth is knowing deep within that He is. Truth, for me, isn’t wing tips, a three piece suit, tolerance, a mega church or easy beliefism. Truth is a devotion to a trusted, tested and tried God even when the road is rough, your back aches and the opposition is fierce; as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
This is my truth…and you, what is your truth?