In today’s world truth has become relative; Republicans say one thing, Democrats say another. Major corporations spin their humanitarian deeds one way, small businesses another. The news agencies promote one level of information, while the Internet fosters another. Two people see the same incident; and yet, we receive two completely incongruent stories. Many of us will determine who we believe is offering the truth about a particular subject, basing our determination of truth on how relative it is to what we believe. Yet, in all honesty, integrity has waned not only in our nation but, around the world. This is not something new; it has always been like this. In today’s culture, with an earthly population of more than seven billion people, it is simply more prevalent. It is a sign of the times.
We now live in a disposable society where even truth becomes disposable based on which side of the coin you are on and how vulnerable you are to the story. Yet, we must remember that, our guidance system is not this person or that person; but, the Biblical Word of God.
We are reminded of this in Mark 10:17-18, where a seeker says to Jesus, “Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? To which Jesus responds, “Why call Me good, there is none good but One; that is God.”
Imagine, God walked with Adam and he did not tell the truth; He walked with Cain, same outcome plus murder. If you find a little 3 year old child and speak to them for about 10 minutes, chances are they are going to put an elaborate spin on the tale that they are telling you. And, I dare say, even you and I placed under duress will conjure a good tale or two; it is the nature of being human. When we listen to others, everything must be taken in context.
As Christians, we position ourselves from a position of loftiness. We attempt to work the biblical concepts that we study into our lives so that we can live our best life; however, we are only human. —And, it is precisely our humanity that will always mislead us. There are so many forces working against us in reference to the truth, if you really want to know God’s Truth about any matter important to you, you must always ask for His Light and Truth to lead you. Why? Because, everything else is camouflage. L.
**Now it is your turn to write your thoughts regarding today’s verse.
Study Reference: Psalm 43:3 a, Mark 10:17-18
From: “Your Thoughts: Truth” In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions For Everyday Living.
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