Who Is Telling You The Truth?
It would seem to me everyone would want to hear the truth and nothing but the truth. However, Ed, my old neighbor, says, “Only if they agree that it is also truth to them. People pick the truth they like to hear and reject or ignore all the rest.”
Ed makes a good point that we all decide what is true or trustworthy. Christians do not always agree on the interpretations of the word of God as to the truth of scripture. We certainly live in a time when there is no lack of disagreement about almost everything. Many believe they alone hold the truth on an issue rejecting what others have as truth. Life is grim because so many feel they’re 100% right, and others are 100% wrong.
Do we always tell others the whole truth, or do we sometimes spare their feelings? Unfortunately, some people use their truth as a weapon to assault others without love or care for the person they are hammering with their truth. Only God has the absolute truth, so we must remember to speak what we understand as truth humbly in love. God’s loving truth is helpful.
Many today are doubtful that the Bible is God’s word and truth. The Bible is extensive and confusing unless you understand it in the narrow focus of Jesus Christ. He is the heart and center of the Bible and the key to its truth. The Old Testament promises the coming Savior of God, and the New Testament tells of the coming of God’s Savior as Jesus Christ. Jesus is the truth of God placed before the world. He was born, lived, was crucified, arose from the dead, and ascended to the right hand of God in heaven. He is coming again to earth to judge the living and the dead.
This truth of God’s word brings healing and helps to clarify and warn everyone between what is helpful and what is hurtful. Everyone knows that to live is also to die. God’s word promises that life after death will either be wonderful or awful. God would have everyone trust His Son, Jesus Christ, and live to Him in their present life and with Him in the wonderfulness of heaven in eternity.
Jesus has promised, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6). The good news of the Bible is summed up in these few words, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
Jesus brought to life God’s word and His love for sinners. “God made Jesus who had no sin to be sin for us so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. 2Cor. 5:21)” Jesus will come on a day appointed by God to judge the world. It will be too late to believe in Him when the world sees Jesus coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Earthly death may not give time for unbelievers to believe. Trust God as His love is 100% trustworthy. Let Him show you the truth.