by Eld Andrew Huffman
“What is truth?”- Pontius Pilate
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”- the Lord Jesus Christ
Imagine you’re on a TV game show, and the host asks you the big winning question. You’re sweating. You’re nervous. Your knees wobble. But then, suddenly, you remember that you know the answer to this question! You’re sure of it! A little stage fright remains, but the cold sweats are gone. You are confident; because you are sure you know the truth of the matter.
Rebellious human nature tries to suppress the truth, or change it, ignore it, resist it… anything but acknowledge and submit to it (Rom. 1:18,25; 2nd Tim. 3:8).
But God is bigger than any rebel. Real truth- God’s truth-“endureth for ever” (Ps. 117:2). It doesn’t change with seasonal fads and fashions. The truth makes us free (Jn.8:32), and makes heavenly love rejoice (1st Cor. 13:6). The truth is invested with God’s own power and authority.
That’s why it is so much needed by God’s children, particularly in this time and culture. We are vitally “plugged in” to God by his direct work of sovereign grace. We need to be more and more mentally “Plugged in” to God too, to tap into the strength and comfort that comes from growing ever more confident in what He teaches us.
Where is such Truth to be found in our modern age? Just where it has always been: in the everlasting words of God. The prayer of our Lord is, “Sanctify then through thy truth” thy word is truth” (Jn. 17:17).
The question that must mean most to us in all the challenges and decisions of life is not “what does he believe, or she think, “ etc.; it is simply this- “what does God’s word say about it?” Find that, and you’ve found solid ground.
“Change and decay in all around I see; O, thou who changest not, abide with me!”
Yours in Christ, Brother Andrew