“THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH’
“Jesus said, ‘I am the way the truth and the life …” John 14:6
In recent years the term “post-truth” has been added to the dictionary. The term denotes circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion. If we are truly living in the time of post-truth, all the more reason to be grounded in God’s truth.
The point: Jesus is truth personified. Jesus set the standard for truth. Consider John’s account of the gospel and what it says about truth.
TRUTH ORIGINATED WITH GOD
“For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17)
JESUS TOLD THE TRUTH
“I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen…” (John 3:11).
TRUTH IS REFLECTED IN OUR SERVICE TO GOD
“But anyone working and living in truth and reality welcomes God-light so the work can be seen for the God-work it is” (John 3:21 – Eugene H. Peterson).
TRUE WORSHIP IS A REFLECTION OF GOD’S TRUTH
“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24)
THE HOLY SPIRIT GUIDES UIS INTO ALL TRUTH
“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth” (John 16:13)
Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to live out Your truth in our lives every day. Amen.