When speaking of truth, readers of the Bible often first think of Pilate's
question to Jesus in John 18:38: "What is truth?"
Most people ponder that question at some time in their lives, especially at
critical points when they are struggling with the question of the meaning of
life. After all, the need for meaning is a basic human need, and there can be
no meaning without some ultimate truth.
Why is it so important to understand and embrace the concept of absolute
truth in all areas of life (including faith and religion)? Simply because life has consequences for being wrong. And nowhere is this more important than in the area of faith and religion. Eternity is an awfully long time to be wrong.
[Jesus said] "I was born and come into the world to testify to the truth. All
who love the truth recognize that what I say is true." John 18:37
Most people don't want the truth. In fact, they despise the truth and are afraid
of it, so they deny and run from it. Every human being is provided some
amount of truth from God. If we act upon the truth which God has given to
us, then God will send us more truth and guide us. Jesus taught in John
3:20,21 that people who want the truth will come to the Light which emits the truth (the source of the truth). Those who don't want to hear the truth will
avoid the Light. It all boils down to whether or not you want to learn and
accept the truth.
â€śO LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.â€ť Psalms 119:89 (ESV)
The Scriptures contain a â€śMountain of Truthâ€ť that has stood against time and
every critic. I pray that throughout the pages of this book I conveyed His
Truth regarding the circumstances you may be facing and their right
relationship to Godâ€™s ultimate purpose and plan for your life.
â€śFor everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is
the victory that has overcome the worldâ€”our faith.â€ť 1 John 5:4 (ESV)
You are already in the position of victory so says the word of God. You have
been declared victorious because you have been born of God. This Truth is
the position that God takes with regards to all of His promises to us. You see
if we agree that God represents what perfection is all about and that as result,
his words represents the ultimate truth, then our position is what every
promise of God represents to us.
We are told in Proverbs 3:5,â€śTrust in the LORD with all of your heart and
lean not on your own understanding,â€ť Although Godâ€™s ways may be hard to
figure out, remember that he took you this far and he is more than able to get
you to the finish line!
Donâ€™t let your heart be troubled by the problems of this world. Christ is
coming back soon to make all things new. Keep your eyes on Christ and focus on what is true and right. The lies of the enemy have no power to steal your joy so donâ€™t willingly give it up to him. Hold on to the heritage that you have because of what Christ sacrificed for us. Stand strong to the end knowing that Godâ€™s plan for you will work out not only for today but for ten thousand years down the way when you shall still find ways to praise him for all he has done.
Godâ€™s faithfulness will never end!