Truth and Liberty
For the past 3 weeks I have been thinking a lot about truth. It would seem truth has become subjective in the eyes of many. It has become the truth according to themselves or the particular person they agree with. At a recent graduation the graduates were told, “Never lie to yourself and it is OK to lie to others. I asked the graduate how that would play out in her personal life. She replied, “Not very well.”
I have seen the news media questioned and heard people say they do not know when to believe the news media. I hear them say they cannot trust politicians. I also have heard, “I have a problem of knowing the truth and it has crept into my personal life.” This is not healthy for relationships. I have appreciated the last two Sundays at our church. The messages brought by both pastors spoke about truth. Truth is addressed in God’s Word and how to know truth. I, for one, am thankful for God guiding us in the area of life.
Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the truth.” He is the truth and His Word provides us the way to know the truth. We can listen to what is said about believing and living and align it with scripture. Does it measure up?
As we advanced into the celebration of our nation having liberty, I also thought about truth and liberty. Was there a connection? Again in scripture John 8:32 says, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” You see it is truth which provides freedom. Freedom in Christ is the best freedom we can experience and it comes in knowing Him. Our physical circumstances may not seem like freedom especially when it is our brothers and sisters that are in chains for their belief in Jesus Christ.
True freedom however, lies not in physical surroundings but is found in the heart and mind. My prayer is for my mind to stay focused upon God who in His mercy rescued me and provided a pathway to walk in truth and freedom.
B1-2G missionaries teach the value of truth and freedom in Christ.