Last week I promised that I will continue my write up on truth. The reason being that no matter what circumstances are surrounding you, only the truth can set you free. The truth is so important that you cannot afford not to find out about the truth concerning your business, occupation, marriage, where you come from, why you are here, and where you are going. There is no aspect of our lives that is not governed by some type of truth.
According to Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, truth is defined as, “The body of real things, events, and facts. The quality or property of keeping close to fact and avoiding distortion or misrepresentation.”
Truth is not based on popular culture. Truth is not based on how you feel, or on what you like or do not like. Truth is the truth even if you believe it or not. Truth is not relative. Truth speaks for itself.
Take, for example, if you have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. You will seek the best doctors that know about the illness and have a track record of successfully helping others. Nobody in their right mind will go to a plumber to seek help. On the other hand, if you have a broken faucet at home, you will call the plumber to come help you. Nobody who wants to receive a law education enrolls in a biology degree program hoping that at the end they will be awarded a law degree. The truth is that they will get a biology degree.
If you have not opened a bank account with a bank, you cannot drive up to the ATM to get money. The truth as we all know is that you have no money in that bank. You may dismiss all these examples by saying they are obvious, and every normal person should know. You are correct, but unfortunately, those who break banks think they can take money where they did not deposit. This is an example of truth being rejected. Each time truth is rejected, negative consequences follow. If you are suffering from a bacterial infection and decide to ignore the truth by taking aspirin instead of antibiotics, you will die.
You cannot afford not to know the truth about your spiritual condition as well. The risk of not knowing is extremely high and may have eternal ramifications. There is spiritual truth, and you should do all to find it. When you do, it will set your free from the spiritual disease that plagues all humans. This terrible condition is SIN, and it is manifested through greed, selfishness, anger, murder, racism, hatred, anxiety, theft, etc.
More than two thousand years ago, a bold declaration and profound statement was made by Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He declared, “You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free”.
Those who were walking with him pressed him for more details on one occasion, and Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Nobody has ever made this claim. Therefore, we have to take him seriously. We all know that Jesus ended up on a Roman cross because of what he believed and thought. One of them is that he is the truth.
When it comes to your spiritual condition, Jesus says he is the truth and will help you out. It is left to you to find out about him. Do that today and you will be happy you did.
Next time, I will focus on why truth is often rejected.