What is truth?

 

Truth isn’t what you think it is. It isn’t necessarily how you see the world, or how I see the world. It’s not always what the media shows you, and it’s definitely not what you see in movies or read in books. Truth isn’t even what you perceive to be true, or the tenants that you live by.

 

There are so many messages of “truth” that are thrown at us each day, and our western culture has gotten to a point where they’ve given up. “Speak your truth.” “Live your truth.” We’re told that whatever truth suits us is unquestionable even though it might not be true for someone else.

 

That truth is not true. It serves as little more than a security blanket.

 

Truth cannot come from within us. The standard of Truth is external, something that we have to live our lives against instead of creating for ourselves. It is the Gospel, what God teaches us, and the laws of life that affect us no matter if we want to believe them or not.

 

Truth is a lifelong and humbling search. God is truth, and we are not. He teaches us Truth, and as we come to new understandings in our life and grow in our experiences and see things differently, we are tasked with renewing our minds (Romans 12:2).

 

A while ago, Caleb talked about the truth needing to be like a plumb line for our life. If our house isn’t built right, we’ll know because an external source (gravity and the plumb line) will tell us so.

 

Living with God’s Truth sets our lives straight. It shows us where we’re off and how we can correct ourselves. It stands against lies, and the best thing is that it never changes. Culture shifts, we change, the world turns, and seasons of life come and go and leave us different than we were before. It’s easy to get caught up in the ebb and flow of life and our perceptions, but Truth will always be there to set us right.