Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
“You are a king, then!” said Pilate.
Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”
“What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him.”
“What is truth?” That question seems just as relevant now in the world as it was when Pilate asked it.
Those who believed in Jesus knew the truth: that his kingdom was not of this world.
In today’s world, one of the prevailing philosophies is that truth is relative because each person perceives the world differently.
As Christians, we believe that “truth is that which conforms to reality as it is perceived by God. He knows all things exhaustively, and so we can trust anything He reveals in Scripture. Truth is not defined by our own subjective standards; it is determined by the Source of truth Himself.” (https://tabletalkmagazine.com/daily-study/2010/10/god-truth-2/).
This is why we’re told in Proverbs 3:5 to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;”.
We trust an all-knowing God to define truth, who does not have the same limitations that we have as human beings. God sees things as they really are.
We only begin to share access to how God sees things when we have faith in Jesus.
Think of a few examples where people’s perception of the truth differed dramatically from the facts. What were the consequences?
Father God, thank You that you see things as they really are. Thank You for Your plan for my life. I pray that You would teach me to seek the truth in You. Open my eyes to the world around me through Your Word and Spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.