Good Saturday from the Heartland.
Does the truth really count for anything anymore? Does anybody really care, or is the truth just whatever it seems like to me?
Does government tell us the truth about anything, say the economy for instance? Do athletes tell the truth about steroids? How about the news media, are they telling the truth about the stories they report?
Well, I can’t say, for there is clearly enough falsehood flying around out there that when people do tell the truth you really have to wonder…
So, what is truth?
We aren’t the first people to ask this question; in fact, it’s as old as the Scriptures. It’s a question that Pilate asked Jesus two thousand years ago. (John 18:38) Jesus told Pilate that He “came into the world to testify to the truth.” He also taught us that He is “The way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6)
As Christians there is one thing that we can be certain of: Jesus is Truth; His words are true. We need to keep this in mind as we see and hear the world around us proclaim “alternate” truths. If these “truths” are in conflict with the teachings and person of Christ, they are falsehoods. As we listen to newscasts talk about things that are in conflict with what Jesus taught… we know what to conclude.
The truth is that very little in this world is what it appears to be! This is the lesson of Scripture and it is the lesson of history, and it is the first rule of understanding our world.
We can place our faith and our trust in Jesus− all else is questionable.