…"But the Word of God is not chained or imprisoned!" 2Tim. 2:9
You don’t see much of that around anymore; truth. We live in a world where truth is relative. What is true for you may not be true for me? The man that I quoted the title of this article from lived a very long time ago. He had, as I believe and many people believe, a lot to say about truth and He had the qualifications to speak about the subject of truth also. But not many listened to him.
It used to be where a person could close a contract with another person and all they had to do was shake hands and give their word on it. That was all that was needed to seal the terms and close the contract. Bam! It was law. Wow, have we come a long way from there.
What is a person’s word today? It is based on the character and the quality of the individual giving it. Think about all the times we give our word to someone and never follow through with it or never have any intention of following through on it. But yet we smile and say;” you can count on me”,” I won’t let you down.” ” I’ll be right there, just call me.” ” I promise next week we will go for sure.” Sound familiar.
The number of students who cheat on exams is increasing, and when asked if they think it is wrong to cheat on an exam, many say no, “Because everyone is doing it.” People lie and cheat on resumes to get the job they want. People lie at the alter before they take their wedding vows, and some have cheated on their fiancé’ before they even get to the alter. Anybody remember Enron? Is it any wonder that we have no trust in our society or government today?
With truth comes trust. Yes trust. That too is in short demand in our world. No one trusts anybody anymore. We don’t trust our government nor the people, who swore an oath, and we elected to run that government. We don’t trust our neighbors, our spouses, our kids, our clergy, teachers, and police officers. My mom always told me that if I ever got lost, I was to find the nearest policeman, and he could be trusted to get me back home.
The list could go on and on. Now I’m not saying that we can’t trust our police or government officials or any of these, all I am saying is that we have come, to what I believe, is a crossroads in this country for truth and justice and doing what is right, no matter what the cost, and this, and only this, will build trust in our hearts for each other. You see, it has to start from within. You can’t fake it.
What will build back the trust that we so desperately need?…Truth…… We are right back where we started……truth….. How? How do we get the truth? How does everyone start telling the truth all of a sudden? Like I said before, truth comes from within. It starts in the heart.
The man that I quoted the title of this article, who lived a long time ago. His name is Jesus Christ. Here is the full quote of what He had to say.
“While he was saying these things, many people believed in him.
Then Jesus said to those Judeans who had believed him, “If you continue to follow my teaching, you are really my disciples
and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:30-32
Jesus standing before Pilot at His trial, and Pilot looked right at Jesus and asked Him, “What is truth?” He didn’t know that the author of truth was standing right in front of him. That same scene is played out over and over today.
Is the truth standing before today? Ask Him to come in and make Himself at home in your heart. He will, and He will start to clean up the place.
“You will know the truth and the truth will make you free.”