What Is Truth?
Good Morning! Welcome to Day Fifty-Five! In a relativistic world arriving at truth is challenging. People claim to have their version, but the only truth is found in God alone.
Bible Reading: Matthew 21-23
Verse of the day: Matthew 22:16, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and do not care what anyone thinks; for You are not partial to anyone.”
Word of the day: Truth. It is the Greek word: ἀλήθεια (al-ay’-thi-a).
This word means: True, verity.
The BDAG Greek Lexicon defines it as “The quality of being in accord with what is true, truthfulness, dependability, uprightness.”
Truth VS. Folly
The Pharisees were testing Jesus and flattering Him while they did. The fact that they stated that Jesus “taught the way of God in truth” yet were trying to stump Jesus revealed their folly and hypocrisy. Lesson learned – there is no fooling Jesus who already knows everything completely.
What Does God Say?
This word always reminds me of when Pilate asked Jesus “what is truth?” in John 18 while he was staring at it personified, God incarnate.
Gotquestions.org put this essential question well: How one lives and dies, what and who one values, and what one believes is dependent upon how one answers this question, “What is truth”?
If we do not know what is true, we cannot live according to it and we walk in deception.
A lack of knowledges keeps us from salvation.
Our surrounding culture and our churches need us to stand up. We cannot bow our knees to political correctness that defies God and say we walk in the light.
- We cannot define truth by ourselves. It is defined by God’s word.
- God reveals His things to us if we will seek and ask.
Go with God and His precious word, friends! Join us tomorrow in the book of 1 Corinthians 1–2.